Linda J. Burd, 63

Linda J. Burd, 63, of 1730 Celina Road, Lot 24, died at 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at St. Ritas Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on Jan. 23, 1950, in Celina, the daughter of Robert Shoe and Jane Chilcoat Kiefer.

She married Harry “Butch” Burd Jr.  on Nov. 21, 1970. He survives at the residence.

She is also survived by her daughter, Karen (Tim) Bowling of St. Marys; by two grandsons, Matthew Bowling of St. Marys; Ryan (and friend Shanen Craft) Bowling of St. Marys.

She is also survived by her siblings, Sandy Kiefer of St. Marys, Nancy (Mike) Brotherwood of St. Marys, Connie (Dick) Meinerding of St. Marys, William Kiefer Jr. of Celina, James Barker of Kentucky, Robert Shoe of Kentucky, John Shoe of Lima and Deborah Shoe of Sidney.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by two siblings, Robert Kiefer and Betty Kiefer Gilbert; by her grandfather, Otis Chilcoat.

Linda served as a nurse’s aide for many years at various local nursing homes. She enjoyed going to bingo, dancing, playing cards and and listening to country music. She  was very fond of her puppy, “Tiny” and dearly loved her grandchildren.

Funeral rites will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys, the Rev. Joshua Cornett officiant.

Private family burial rites will be held.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be made to her family.

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