Mary L. Tutt
Gladstone, Missouri- Mary Lee (Burr) Tutt, of Gladstone Missouri and formerly of
Osborn Missouri, passed away peacefully on January 10 th , 2023 at the age of 96 in
the care of Ascend Hospice and with family by her side.
Mary Lee was preceded in death by her parents, Montgomery and Lillian Burr;
husband, Edmund Tutt; brother, Robert Burr; and nephew, John Burr.
Mary Lee is survived by her niece, Deborah Burr of Kansas City Missouri; nephew,
James (Peggy) Burr of Kearney, Missouri, and numerous great and great-great
nieces and nephews.
After graduating from Cameron High School, Mary Lee continued her love for
learning and mathematics at the Kansas City Business College. During this time she
met, fell in love with, and married her beloved Edmond Tutt. They were happily
married for 65 years. Mary Lee attended and was active in Smith Fork Baptist
Church in Osborn Missouri.
While Mary Lee always had her roots in the family farm, it was her ambition that
propelled her to an impressive and respected career at the Producers of Texas
Commission Company at the Kansas City Stockyards for nearly 50 years. Mary Lee
rose to the position Administrative and Financial Manager. She not only earned the
admiration of her peers and business partners, Mary Lee carved a path for other
women to follow in a profession predominantly held by men. Until 2020, one of
Mary Lee’s favorite events was the Producers of Texas scholarship banquet at the
University of Missouri. She attended this ceremony annually to show her support
and give encouragement to young adults receiving this scholarship and continuing
Mary Lee’s love of B-Bar-B Farms remained steadfast throughout her life. This was
a passion she shared with her brother, Robert Burr, as the joint owner and manager
of their working centennial farmstead. Mary Lee always held a watchful eye over
the land and the legacy, so it maybe carried on for generations to come.
Truly the greatest joy of Mary Lee’s life was the bond she shared with her niece and
nephews, who she loved and cared for like her own children. Mary Lee and
Edmond not only created memories through trips and experiences, they were also
active and present at events big and small throughout their niece and nephews lives.
Mary Lee Tutt carried herself with a sense of purpose, faith, and grace. She was
truly cherished. The impact she made of the lives of so many will not soon be
In Lieu of Flowers: Please support the Producers of Texas Scholarship Fund at the
University of Missouri-checks made to University of Missouri with Producers of
Texas Scholarship ( Remembrance ML Tutt in the Memo.)
Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the Poland-Thompson
Chapel, Cameron, Missouri with visitation one hour prior, 10-11 AM.
Burial in Osborn Evergreen Cemetery.
Online Condolences: www.polandthompson.com
Arrangements by Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, MO.