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Cara Jean Burgess

Obituary for Cara Jean Burgess

July 31, 1967 - July 2, 2019
North Olmsted, Ohio | Age 51

Loving Daughter, Mother, and Sister


Cara Jean Burgess (nee Lechner), 51, of North Olmsted, was born on July 31, 1967, to her proud parents, John and Carol Lechner. She was a 1985 graduate of North Olmsted High School and worked as a Home Health Aide. Cara lost a very brave battle with cancer on July 2, 2019. She died surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Cara had an artistic eye and enjoyed drawing and bead-work. Her eye for beauty made her home a colorful and joyful place. She was creative in all of her endeavors. Cara was like a ripple in the water and made a difference in the lives of everyone she touched. She was a special person, loved by everyone who knew her. Cara especially enjoyed spending time with her family and close friends, she will be dearly missed by those she left behind.

Survived by her parents, John and Carol Lechner; children, Chase and Jaden Burgess; her sister, Jeanette Humbel and Jeanette's husband Phillip; nieces Brittany, Lindsay, and Emily, nephew Brayden; Uncle, Joe Morris (the late Mary Jo); and her cat, Thomas.

No flowers please.

Memorial contributions in Cara's name are suggested to I WEAR GREY FOR CALVIN (Calvin Yeager Memorial Fund) (through Venmo at @IWearGreyForCalvin , Paypal at or donations by check may be forwarded to I Wear Grey For Calvin 6388 Brighton Dr., North Olmsted, OH 44070

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at the Avon Lake United Church of Christ, 32801 Electric Blvd, Avon Lake, OH 44012. 440-933-3202

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    6388 Brighton Dr.
    North Olmsted, OH 44707

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