Dolly A. Burdge

BLAIRS MILLS – Dolly A. Burdge, 87, of Blairs Mills, died at 4:50 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Feb. 2, 1926, in Tell Township, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Frances (Nelson) Scott. Her husband, Roy D. Burdge, preceded her in death on May 3, 1973.

Surviving are: her children, Carl E. Burdge and his wife, Mary, of Mifflintown, Pastor Judy Rowles and her husband, Gary, of Cross Keys, Gene Burdge and his wife, Susan, Joyce Campbell and her husband, Clair, and Harry Burdge and his wife, Christine, all of Blairs Mills; one sister, Betty Fegan, of Blairs Mills; 26 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: three children, Joy Hope Virginia Burdge, Ricky Lee Burdge and David R. Burdge; two grandsons, Richard B. “Bozey” Harvey and James C. “Jimmy” Burdge; six brothers; and 4 sisters.

In earlier life, Dolly worked as a waitress for Howard Johnsons, Willow Hill, and as an aid at the Masonic Home, Elizabethtown. She later worked as a lift operator at New Cumberland Army Depot, Mechanicsburg Navy Depot, and until her retirement in 1981, Letterkenny Army Depot.

Mrs. Burdge was a charter member and board member of Village Lighthouse Chapel, Blairs Mills.

Dolly loved to cook, sing, crochet and tend her flowers. Serving the Lord was of the utmost importance to her and she cherished the time she spent with her children and many grandchildren. Many years ago, the Lord our God, sent Dolly a vision of a church sitting in the heart of the valley, which ultimately became Village Lighthouse Chapel. Her role as church mother has helped to shape the church into what it has become today.

A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Village Lighthouse Chapel, Blairs Mills, with the Rev. John Burleson, Pastor Roy Fahnestock and Pastor Judy Rowles officiating. Interment will be private.

A viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m., with family present from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the church.

The family will provide all funeral flowers and asks that memorial contributions in Mrs. Burdge’s memory be made to her church, The Village Lighthouse Chapel, c/o Tyler L. Hutchinson, 2556 Route 35 South, East Waterford, PA 17021.

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