|Birth: ||May 3, 1934|
|Death: ||Apr. 1, 2011|
Van Wert County
Leora A. Burden, 76, died at 7:45 p.m. April 1, 2011, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert.
She was born May 3, 1934, in St. Marys to Earl W. and Ruth Ashbaugh Worthington, who preceded her in death. She married the Rev. Mark Burden, who survives in Lima.
Mrs. Burden was a pastor's wife and homemaker who loved her family, children and grandchildren. She was a member of Family of Faith United Methodist Church, where she was a prayer warrior, church secretary and organist and a member of its United Methodist Women. She was a great pie baker, candy maker and great at crafts. She had a great memory for names, birth dates, dates, numbers and addresses. She played piano and organs in churches. She was a volunteer emergency rescue squad EMT and a member of several garden clubs through the years.
Survivors also include two children, Tim (Beth) Burden, of Van Wert, and Rebecca (Richard) Bartholomew, of Columbus; a sister, Lana (John) Baker, of Houston, Texas; and seven grandchildren, Rachel (Steve) Wolverton, Matthew Burden, Richard Scott Bartholomew, Joshua (Anna) Bartholomew, David (Valerie) Burden, Benjamin (Monica) Bartholomew and Jonathan Burden.
Memorial services will begin at 1 p.m. April 16 at Shawnee Community Church, Lima. The Rev. Charlotte Hefner will officiate.
Friends may call following the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Agora Little Gems Early Leaning and Child Care Center, 400 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215.
Earl W Worthington (1910 - 2002)
Treva R Ashbaugh Worthington (1915 - 2000)
Created by: skydancr
Record added: Apr 04, 2011
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