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Patricia "Pat" Shurlow Burd
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Birth: May 10, 1928
Death: Oct. 17, 2012
Michigan, USA

Patricia passed from this life on October 17, 2012. She was the daughter of Clayton Shurlow and Frances (Scott) Shurlow.

She graduated from Hastings High School in 1947 and worked at the Hastings Manufacturing Company before she married Robert Burd in October of 1948. All of their married life was lived in Assyria Township. He preceded her in death on July 9, 2000.

She worked for a time at the Bellevue Middle School library and retired from what was then Community Hospital in 1988.

She is survived by her daughter, Anna (Ron) Bender and sons Tom (Gail) Burd of Elizabethton, TN and Jerry Burd at home; grandchildren Matt (Christina) Bender and Nick (Melissa) Bender of Nashville and Nicole Burd and Josh (Miranda) Burd of Elizabethton, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, beloved nieces and nephews on both sides of the family, along with sisters-in-law Bonnie Pierce of Pennfield, Thelma Burd of Hastings and brother-in-law Arden (Virginia) Burd of Nashville. Also surviving are her brother, Robert (Su) Shurlow of Hastings and sisters Cathleen (David) White of Holly Springs, NC and Dorothy (Gene) Flint of Hastings.

Her life centered on family, and her later life was further enriched by the music she played with the Nashville Strings and the Nashville Five Plus, among others, and the friends she made doing so. She was entirely self-taught, but she sang and played the banjo, guitar and piano joyously, and the importance in her life of those evenings making music cannot be overstated.

According to her wishes, cremation has taken place, and a memorial service was held at the Baseline Methodist Church, on Monday, October 22.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville
 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
 
Created by: Theron & Helen Smith
Record added: Oct 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99170482
Patricia Pat <i>Shurlow</i> Burd
Added by: Theron & Helen Smith
 
 
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- Theron & Helen Smith
 Added: Oct. 19, 2012
 
 
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