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Margaret Irene “Margi’’ Burtin, 81, of Camdenton, formerly of Lebanon, died Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Osage Beach.

She was born June 26, 1939, in Colne, England to George Miller and Irene Wilson Bassnett, who preceded her in death.

On May 18, 1963, she married James Darrel Burtin.

She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church.

Marji graduated from high school in Chicago, Ill. and continued her education at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. Most of her career was as a marketing coordinator and freelance architectural designer. While living in Lebanon in the late 60s to the late 80s, Marji was the first women to serve on Lebanon City Council. She was also president of the Hughes Foundation for 20 years, retiring in May of 2020. She retired to the Lake of the Ozarks from Cedar Rapids Iowa in 2005.

She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Burtin; her son, Matt Burtin and his wife Connie of Springfield; two daughters, Jill Hamblen and her husband David of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Jennifer Bell of St. Louis; one brother, Michael Bassnett and his wife Mary of Grand Haven, Mich.; one sister, Judy Bassnett and her husband Min Labanauskas of Tucson, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Ashton, Ethan and Harrison Bell, Jordan and Avery Burtin and Courtenay and Tate Hamblen; sisters-in-law, Linda Burtin Meirick of Lebanon, and Paula Shackelford of Tyler, Texas; other relatives and dear friends.

A Celebration of Life service for Margaret Irene “Margi’’ Burtin will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2020, at Shadel’s Colonial Chapel with Brad Boswell speaking. Those attending the services are requested by Jim and his family to wear masks. At her request, her body will be cremated under the direction of Shadel’s Colonial Chapel of Lebanon. Friends may call at their convenience at Shadel’s Colonial Chapel to sign the guestbook. To sign the guestbook online visit Under the guidelines of the CDC and the state of Missouri, the staff of Shadel’s Colonial Chapel ask that you observe social distancing and proper hygiene. Those guidelines will be monitored during this time to accommodate the family and their wishes. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to Hughes Foundation or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and donations can be left at or mailed to Shadel’s Colonial Chapel, P.O. Box 948, Lebanon, Mo. 65536. Sign guest book at


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