LIVERMORE, Ky. — Shirley Burden, 79, of Livermore, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at his home in Livermore. Shirley Warden Burden was born Dec. 27, 1942, in McLean County, Kentucky, to the late Leonard and Fannie “Dolly” Adkisson Burden and was married to the former Janice Earle Atherton on Sept. 12, 1977.
Shirley was a lifelong farmer, a dedicated chicken producer, a coal miner, and member of Buck Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed his daily morning meetings with the Utica Breakfast Club, gardening, hunting, fishing, horses, University of Kentucky Basketball, and spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Shirley was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Burden; by a brother, Leonard “Donnie” Burden; and by seven sisters, Mary Bell “Sissy” Kossen, Joan Latham, Kathleen “Kitty” Coffman, Judy McDaniel, Nancy Logsdon, Patty Frizzell, and Janice Kay Willis.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Janice Burden; three daughters, Tina Nantz (Scott), Jennifer Kaelin (Greg), both of Utica, Kentucky, and Julie Burden, of Owensboro, Kentucky; a grandson, who Shirley raised as his own son, David Burden; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; four sisters, Becky Bishop, of Hartford, Kentucky, Cherry Kuegel, of Owensboro, Lynn McCann, of Russellville, Alabama, and Donna Joy Fielden, of Livermore; a special cousin, who was more like a brother to Shirley, Roger Gary Burden, of Utica; and several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Muster Funeral Homes, Livermore Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery in McLean County. Friends may visit with Shirley’s family from 3 p.m.. until 7 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday at Musters in Livermore.
Shirley’s services will be streamed live on www.musterfuneralhomes.com at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The Shirley Burden family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery; C/O Bill Miller; 1195 Barrett Hill Road; Livermore, KY 42352.
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