Mr. Burnworth was the owner and operator of Peerless Furniture Company for over 50 years. He was a graduate of Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, where he earned a degree in business. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. He loved playing tennis and waterskiing and lived an active lifestyle well into his eighties. Bill was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Dolores J. Burnworth, nee Goetz, whom he married in 1950, and who died on March 15, 2014; his parents, Norman and Martha, nee Veneman, Burnworth; a son, Michael Burnworth; a son-in-law, George “Butch” Lewis; and two sisters, Norma Jean English and Marabeth Burnworth.
Bill is survived by his children, John Burnworth, Jeff (Geri) Burnworth, Ann Lewis, and Bill (Lisa) Burnworth; a daughter-in-law, Belinda Burnworth; his twelve grandchildren, J.C. (Lauren) and Chris (Kim) Burnworth and their mother, Linda Burnworth, Allison (Ben) Carron, Maggie Burnworth, Sara (John) Buethe, and Grace Burnworth, Rachel (Zac) Lewis- Choate, Clay and Cole Lewis, and Brad (DeeDee), Ross (Kassy), and Page Burnworth; four great-grandchildren; and many dear relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School or Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Due to the Covid Pandemic, a private visitation will be held Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Matthew Elie officiating.
Burial will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.