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Linda Sheryl Burgess

Linda Sheryl Burgess (nee Jones), 60 years of age, and a resident of Elyria, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, following a brief illness. Linda was born September 23, 1953, in Amherst, Ohio, and graduated from Elyria High School with the class of 1972. She spent her whole life in Lorain county, mostly in Elyria.

She devoted her life to serving her family as a housewife and mother. She spent over two years as a receptionist at St. Mary of the Woods. She treasured time spent with her family and friends. Linda loved to read. She was a dog lover as well. Some of her fondest memories were of times spent singing with her family and family gatherings.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 40 years, Barry Allen Burgess; her daughter, Lauren Burgess of Elyria; her brothers, Levi "Jan" Jones and his wife, Shirley of Ashland, Warren "Jeff" Jones and his wife, Teresa of S. Amherst; and her sister, Betty "Louise" and her husband, Reverend Ervin "Butch" Jones of Lorain.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Levi and Julia Myrtle Jones (nee Casada).

Friends may call Wednesday, March 12, 2014, from 5 until 9 P.M., at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 11 A.M., in the funeral home. The Reverend Ervin Jones, Pastor of Fuller Road Community Church of Elyria, will officiate. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Lifebanc, 4775 Richmond Rd., Cleveland OH 44128.

Additional information and online register book are available at

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