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Linda J. Burge

November 10, 2020

Linda Jay Burge passed away due to Covid-19 complications on the early morning of November 10, 2020 at the age of 63. Linda Burge was born on April 5th, 1957 to Jewel Joyce (mother) and LJ Snead (father) of Pataskala Ohio.  Linda started her life in Elyria, Ohio and spent her formative years in and around the Pataskala area with her three siblings, Pamela (Roger) Ailiff, Cyndi (Dan) Yagoda, and Mark (Pam) Joyce.


She was united in marriage to Rory Burge of Cardington, Ohio in April of 1979. Rory and Linda welcomed three children, Jaylene Burge of Hesston, Joy Burge of McPherson, and Rondell Burge of Moundridge. Anyone who knew Linda knows that the pride of Linda’s life were her children and grandchildren.


Linda spent her free time spoiling her grandchildren. She loved watching her grandkids in everything they did. She lived for watching their sporting events, concerts, and miscellaneous activities.  She loved spending evenings talking and laughing with her kids. She loved people and spent her professional career in Human Resources. Linda enjoyed traveling and seeing the world. She lived in many different areas and left her mark and memories throughout the Midwest.


Linda Burge was full of life. She loved unconditionally, never judged, and always listened. She would light up a room and her smile was contagious. She was generous and gave everything she had to anyone and everyone. Linda was baptized in 1978 in a Baptist church in Pataskala, Ohio. She loved Jesus and often talked about being reunited in heaven with her father and mother.  She talked daily with her sister, sent numerous inspirational text messages to her kids and grandchildren.  She loved music, often attended concerts and could always be found trying to perfect her Stevie Nicks hairstyle.


Linda was preceded in death by her mother and father. Survived by her lifelong friend Rory Burge, daughters Jaylene Burge (Betsy), Joy Burge (Dustin), and Rondell Burge (Rachel). Grandchildren, Shaedon Wedel, Teigan Younger, Fynn Burge, Hildie Burge, Nile Burge, and additional grandchildren, Sasha, Cody, Luke, and Tayler.


A gathering and visitation with family will be 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday November 13, 2020 at Petersen Funeral Home. The family will receiving friends 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and we will be observing a limit of 45 at a time in the building with mask and social distance protocols asked to be followed.  A memorial celebration of life time will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday November 14, 2020 at the West Zion Mennonite Cemetery in Moundridge.


Memorials may be made to Newton Medical Center Covid Unit in care of Petersen Funeral Home.




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30 thoughts on “Linda J. Burge

  1. I am so sorry for your loss of your sweet momma. Sending my sincerest thoughts and prayers for all of you. God bless each one of you . Love you girls

  2. I’ve known Linda since 4th grade and enjoyed spending time with Linda and her sisters back then. She was blessed with a wonderful family and I know she will be missed dearly. Prayers to Cindy and Pam and the rest of her family.

  3. Dear Linda. I have been so lost and crying all day. Im so sorry I wasn’t aware you were sick. You were my family for many years. We ALWAYS welcomed you with open arms. We know. I want to say that you were SUCH A GIVER and never a taker of life. You had a beautiful heart and it was always nice to see you. I will moss you very much. This part of your family misses you terribly. It was always a joy to spend tome with you. Rest in peace, sweet lady. I know you know we all love you deeply and forever. Im devastated. You darn sure earned a peaceful afterlife. RIP. I love you. Always. I will miss you. Always.

  4. Rest in Peace ole friend, I will forever cherish the memories with you while we both lived at Terrace Trailer Park in Pataskala. You are with our Lord now.

  5. Pam, Cyndi and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I never knew Linda quite as well as Pam—slight age difference—but I remember her happiness and friendliness when we were in school. My prayers are with all of you.

  6. Linda and I were classmates at Watkins. Such a upbeat and loving soul. I wish I could of seen her more. Always had a smile on her face!

  7. Words cannot express the sadness we feel at hearing of Linda’s passing. We all had so much fun growing up together. GOD has gained another angel for sure. Love and prayers to all,
    Cecilia and Ben Anderson

  8. My deepest thoughts and prayers to all of you. Always had a smile with a wonderful laughter, a heart of gold.. Her spirit will be in hearts everywhere.

  9. To Linda’s family and Grandchildren i am so very sorry for your loss.. She was so loved by many people. We periodically talked. We were classmates in Cardington,Oh. Rest in heaven my dear friend.

  10. What started as friendship in 1972, grew to loving like family! Through all of life’s changes we always had SO MUCH FUN!! Thank you for the great memories and ever constant encouragement!! You’ll be missed but, oh how well you lived!!!

  11. So sorry to hear this news. We went to school together and had contact on-line. She was a very special person and will be sadly missed.

  12. Linda was a co-worker that always helped out whenever possible. She was a bright soul and will be missed. Thoughts and Prayers to her family.

  13. Linda was a great friend. One of those you don’t see often but pick up right where you left off when you meet again. We shared some great times and memories. Until we meet again. Love and miss you already. My sympathies to your kids and families.

  14. What a terrible loss. Her smile was definitely contagious. Prayers extended to all who loved Linda.

  15. Aunt Linda was one of the most sweet and caring people I was blessed to have known. She had a big heart, and loved her family more than life itself. She is now reunited with Grandma and Grandpa in heaven. We will miss her so much! Memories of her will always be in our hearts.❤️

  16. Linda was my “long lost” cousin. I found her several years ago and loved finally getting to know her. She was always smiling and happy. She was kind and generous and I will miss her always!

  17. Deepest sympathy and prayers to your family during this difficult time. Linda was an excellent co-worker, always happy, kind and helpful. Her smile was contagious.

  18. I got to know Linda through her sister, Cyndi. She was so funny and positive. When she came into the room every gravitated to her because she made you feel loved! I pray for your family, she will truly be missed. ????May she Rest In Peace and join her Beloved Mom and Dad!

  19. Our family was so saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. We are so sorry. We will be praying for your family that God will comfort you in this difficult time.

  20. I make a living evey day because of this wonderful lady. She believed in me and my talent. No one else ever gave me a chance and she pushed me.

  21. Linda was an absolutely wonderful person with a heart of gold. She could always see the good in everyone. She will be truly missed by all. RIP Linda.

  22. I am so saddened to hear about Linda. I attended church with her and all of her wonderful family in Samnorwood, TX. She had such a fun and happy spirit!!! Prayers for all!!!

  23. Linda was my neighbor and friend at Samnorwood Texas when they were serving the Lord there sad that she is no longer here but she is rejoicing in Heaven

  24. My sweet friend Linda, I just learned the news and I am beside myself. You brought so much happiness to those around you and you will be missed every day and live in our hearts forever and forever. Love you!!!

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