Stella Lucille Burgess

April 25, 1933 – March 25, 2022

Stella Lucille Burgess, 88, of Lapel, passed away Fri., March 25, 2022, at her residence surrounded by her family following an extended illness.

She was born on April 25, 1933, in North Vernon, Ind. to Fred Arney and MinnieAlma (Lacey) Arney. 

Mrs. Burgess attended school in North Vernon.

She retired from B and E Cabinet Shop in Noblesville.  She loved to cook, woodworking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her children Thomas Edward (Jenny) Burgess of Greenfield and Billy Joe (Beverly) Burgess of Lapel; grandchildren Thomas Edward (Crystal) Burgess, Paul (Heather) Burgess, Brian (Dawn) Burgess, Jessica Nicole Baker and William Anthony Burgess; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Burgess was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Randal Thomas Burgess; and 9 brothers and sisters.

A funeral service is scheduled to be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wed., March 30, 2022, at Hersberger-Bozell Funeral Home, 1010 North Main Street, Lapel, Ind. with Chaplain Josh Schreiner officiating. Burial of ashes will be in Brookside Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation is scheduled to be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wed., March 30 at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at