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Freda Burge


July 18, 1926
October 21, 2019

Visitation 6 - 8:00 P.M. Thursday, October 24, 2019 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home, Centralia
Funeral 10:00 A.M. Friday, October 25, 2019 - Free Methodist Church, Centralia

Freda Pearl Burge, 93 of Lincoln, IL formerly of Centralia passed away peacefully on Monday, October 21, 2019 at St. Clara’s Nursing Home in Lincoln, IL. She was born on July 18, 1926 the daughter of Loyd W. and Sophia (Howard) Burge in Marion County, IL.

Survivors include brothers Berthold Burge of Centralia and Paul (Mary) Burge of Kansas City, MO, sisters Lola (Don) McCrory of Centralia, Vera (Marv) Stevens of Warsaw, IN, Betty (Vern) Kirgan of Port Orange, FL, Esther Burge of Salem, Beverly (Gary) Cumming of Bloomington, IL, Glenda Rudder (Melvin) of Mebane, NC, and Angie Cerfoglio (Mark) of Reno, NV and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Freda Burge is preceded in death by mother, Sophia Burge; father, Loyd Burge; step-mother, Mabel Burge; brothers, Virgil Burge, and David Burge; sister, Joyce Hazslip; niece, Lisa Kirgan; and special friend, Charles Tate.

Freda was a loving and faithful member of Free Methodist Church. Her faith was a shining example to all she was able to share it with and she was always available to serve her church and church family in any way she could. She was a dedicated employee for Woolworth in Centralia. Freda enjoyed taking long, relaxing walks and curling up with a good book, as she was an avid reader. She could be found watching Hallmark movies with a tissue box nearby. Freda’s most treasured memories were made spending quality time with her family, as she loved each family member dearly.

A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, October 25, 2019 at Free Methodist Church in Centralia with Pastor Jeremy Martin and Rev. Laurie Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in rural Sandoval. Friends are welcome to a visitation time from 6 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia. Memorials may be made in Freda’s honor to Free Methodist Church. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.