Wendy L. Burden

October 7, 1953 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Wendy L. Burden Obituary

Wendy L. Burden, 70, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 3:30 p.m., Friday, January 5, 2024 at her daughter's residence in Wapakoneta.  She was born on October 7, 1953 in Lima, to Robert Neilson and Betty (Bradford) Harpest.  Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Cridersville.

Survivors include three daughters, Jodi Holtsberry, of Lima, Shannon & Michael Utz, of Wapakoneta, and Dale Ann & Colin Ross, of Lima; three grandchildren, Alex Holtsberry, Ezekiel Utz, and Rain Ross; three brothers, Vince & Shelly Harpest, of Lima, Steve & Heather (Yohey) Harpest, of Lima, and Wayne & Tammy Vieira, of Ada; three sisters, Tami Neilson-Ryan, of Lima, Debi & Jerry Nickles, of Lakeview, Andrea & Tim Kuehl, of Wapakoneta and two sisters-in-law Riki Harpest, Janet Harpest.

Wendy was preceded in death by three brothers, Farren “Michael” Harpest, Forrest “Mitchell” Harpest, William Vieira and two grandsons, Isaiah Burden and Genesis Ross.

For the past 57 years, Wendy dedicated her life to Jesus, her Lord and Savior.  She treasured spending time with all her family, but the grandchildren were her favorite.  Wendy could always be found cheering on her grandsons while they raced dirt bikes and her granddaughter, as she danced.  Spending a majority of her life working in childcare, Wendy doted on her daycare kids as if they were her own.  She also was the author of a children's book, Isaiah.  Wendy will be most remembered for her love of ministering the Gospel of Jesus to anyone she came in contact with.  She also enjoyed singing with her mother and sister in a worship group called His.

A Celebration of Life will begin at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at Grace Fellowship Church 1606 W. Elm St., Lima with her daughter Jodi Holtsberry officiating along with Pastor Damian Tibbs.  Family and friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2024 at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Heartbeat of Lima.

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January 8, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services
615 N. Dixie Hwy.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Celebration of Life
January 9, 2024

6:00 PM
Grace Fellowship Church
1606 W. Elm St.
Lima, OH 45805


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