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Mary Margaret Burge

Mary Margaret (Prior) Burge, 101 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 5:47 p.m. at her home in Taylorville, IL. She was born on July 7, 1919 in Britt, IA the daughter of Walter Elmer and Alma Maud (Elder) Prior. She married Nelson Burge on March 24, 1946 in Taylorville, IL and he preceded her in death on March 9, 2006. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Taylorville, IL. 

She is survived by her Daughters: Mary (Willie) Hemingway of Taylorville, IL and Donna (Scott) Cole of Birmingham, AL; Sons: John Burge of Decherd, TN; Five Grandchildren; Thirteen Great-Grandchildren; Three Great-Great-Grandchildren; Sister: Laverta Tewell of Taylorville, IL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Son: Dale Burge, 4 brothers and 6 sisters, Grandson: Chad A. Burge.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene in Taylorville with Pastor Bob Turner officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene 300 S. Shumway St. Taylorville, IL 62568.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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We send our deepest sympathy as you remember your mother. We were your parent's neighbors for a short period and we enjoyed our time living next to them. After we moved, they made a visit to see our new home and we were happy that they took the time to do that. Both very fine people, now reunited. Blessings to each of you during this time.

Jim & Rita Altman Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

John, Mary, Donna, I was saddened to hear about Margarets passing. She was a special lady. Boy could she cook. When she and Nelson lived on the farm we would have dinner. She always put on a feast. She and your dad were some of the finest Christians I knew. They loved God, their church and especially their family. They were so proud of all of you. May God be with you all. I am in self isolation for treatments I am having next week so wont be able to come to Miss Margarets visitation or funeral but I will be praying for comfort for your family.

Marge (Postin) Halford Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

I loved Margaret and Nelson. Two of the sweetest Christian people.

Kevin Beeson Feb 11 2021 12:00 AM

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