Judith A. Burden

02/22/1942 - 12/21/2023


Obituary For Judith A. Burden

Judith A. Burden, 81, of Lima passed away at 11:44 PM on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at The Springs of Lima.

She was born on February 22, 1942 in Lima to Paul and Delores (Spilner) Mowery, who both preceded her in death. On June 4, 1960, she married Milford "Jr." Burden, who preceded her in death on November 29, 2018.

Judith was an avid golfer and bowler, having bowled for years in the 20th Century Lanes. She enjoyed gardening, yard work and shoveling snow.

Surviving are her daughter Michele (Bruce Black) Cardone of Lima; her granddaughter Stephanie (Shawn Ray) Cardone; her great-grandchildren Kiley Wireman and Logan Wireman; her great-great-grandchildren Alaia Jones, London Wireman and one on the way; her brother Ronald Mowery of Lima; her sister-in-law Shirley McClain of Lima. Also surviving are her step-grandchildren Ryan (Kara) Black and Kaitlin (Greg Lotz) Black; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews and a special great-great nephew Braxton Johnson of Lima.

She was preceded in death by her sons David, Jeffrey and Milford Burden; her brother Larry Mowery.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL, where the family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at


6 Jan


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - East Side Chapel 828 Bellefontaine Avenue Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
6 Jan

Memorial Service

11:00 AM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - East Side Chapel 828 Bellefontaine Avenue Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
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  • 01/08/2024

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Lima USBC

  • 01/01/2024

    Judy was one of my favorite people. We bowled together at 20th Century years ago with Flora Cardone, and was the highlight of those years for me. Prayer to the family, and may she rest in peace.

  • 12/30/2023

    Judy was a light and a wonderful person to take care of at The Springs. No matter what hall I was assigned for that day, I always went to see her. She had some hard times, but always worked through them. She always just wanted me to come in and chat with her and she had THE BEST points of view and stories to tell. It was an honor and a privilege to know her and care for her. I will miss her forever I think, as I'm sure you all will. My condolences are with you. Much love to you all during this difficult time.

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