Lillian Burdge

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Lillian “Lil” M. Burdge, 87, of Shiloh, IL, born December 1, 1931, in Central City PA, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in the presence of her devoted family, at Cedarhurst of Shiloh.

Mrs. Burdge was the youngest of eight children born to Andrew and Mary Krishak. She graduated from Gallagher Memorial Hospital school of Nursing in Washington, D.C. in 1952 where she met and married her husband of 48 wonderful years, Adelbert “Dick” Burdge, Jr. While Dick served 20 years in the United States Air Force, and Lil worked as a registered nurse, they raised eight children and lived in Washington, D.C., Ohio, Newfoundland, Mississippi, and Germany. After settling in Belleville, IL, she worked for 35 years as a registered nurse and Nurse Manager of the C.M.U. (Psychiatric Unit) at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. After retirement she and her husband traveled the country in a motorhome visiting their children and making many new friends. She enjoyed reading, sewing and cross-stitching. Lillian was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral of Belleville, IL and Our Lady of Victory, TX. She was the sunshine in the lives of her family, friends, and caregivers. She led a life filled with love for God and her family. She was funny, loving, kind, and generous to whomever she met.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Mary, nee Bagos, Krishak; her husband, Adelbert Burdge, Jr.; a grandson, Adelbert “Buddy” Burdge, IV; and siblings, Mary Kudasik, Helen Kudasik, Dorothy Stroka, Marie Fedock, Andrew Krishak, Jr, George Krishak, and John Krishak.

Surviving are her daughters, Toya (Rich) Egbert of Millstadt, IL,
Dr. Tena (Larry) Payne of Paducah, KY,
Major (Ret.) Michele “Anette” (Jack) Hagarty of Belleville, IL,
Joni (Ken) Petterson of Orlando, FL,
and Terri (Randy) Parkman of Marble Falls, TX;
her sons, Adelbert “Butch” (Judy) Burdge, III of League City, TX,
Michael “Andy” (Gloria) Burdge of Dickinson, TX,
and Robby (Tami) Burdge of Victoria, TX;
24 grandchildren, Aaron Mouser, A.J. Mathis, Bonnie and Riley Egbert, Kendra Mitchell, Ryan and Alexa Payne, Tara Shankle, Sarah Stantarpia, Jennifer, John, Brenn, Claire and Caye Hagarty, T.C. Canady, Anita Wingate, Amber Hinz, Nick Petterson, Allison Ainsworth, Toya Stone, Toni Parkman, Casey Staudt, Conner Burdge, and Tom Albers;
and 12 great-grandchildren, Tanner and Chase Mouser, Kaya Mathis, Dale and Olivia Shankle,
Parker Staudt, David Stone, Liam and Lila Wingate, Eli Hinz,
Baily and Timothy Albers.

Lillian is blessed with numerous nieces, nephews, and a large group of friends from her days at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

Memorials may be made to the PJC Nursing Scholarship, 4810 Alben Barkley, Dr., Paducah, Ky 42003, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 7th floor, NY, NY, 10001 or online at, or to the Association for Glycogen Storage Disease at Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6, 2019, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Saturday, April 6, 2019, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, with Father Steven Pautler officiating.

Burial will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX, at a later date.


18 Comments on Lillian Burdge

Jeannine Atzenhoffer said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2019 at 5:08 AM

Robby & family-wanted to send my sympathy to your entire family on your mom's passing. A life filled w/amazing experiences & wonderful memories-I hope all those family remembrances sustain each of you during this sad time. My thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family.

  • Victoria
  • TX
Belle Lady Hunt said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2019 at 1:20 PM

Tena, my deepest sympathies to you and your extended family. I know how special your mother was to you. My prayers are for your peace in the days ahead.

  • Bowling Green
  • KY
Diane and John Lemon said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2019 at 10:13 PM

The Lemon family sends our sympathy to the Hagarty Family. Every though we've never met, we have had the pleasure to get to know and love Brenn. David, our son, just lost his 87 year old Grandma, Rosemary Dombeck, in February. Now Brenn, loses her 87 year old Grandma, in April. Both of our kids losing their maternal grandmas a few months apart. April 2nd, was also my mother's mother's birthday. I believe both Lil and Rosemary are thrilled to have finally met, where there is NO pain, or suffering. We're are sorry we cannot attend the service tomorrow. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. Diane & , John Lemon

  • Lake St. Louis,
  • MO
carol and ron said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2019 at 4:43 PM

Sending our Love to all the Burdge Family! We have some very good memories of Our time spent with Lil. May God give all of you strength and love for each other to make it through the tough days ahead. Lil is our Angel in heaven!

  • Port Lavaca
  • Tx
Bobbi Cornelius said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2019 at 4:34 PM

Joni, please know Mike and I send our love and prayers to you and your family!

  • New Smyrna Beach
  • Florida
Bobbi and Mike said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Joni, Sending our love and prayers to you and your family.

  • New Smyrna Beach
  • Florida
Rachael Samuel said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2019 at 12:50 PM

Joni, Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this sad and difficult time.

  • Orlando
  • Florida
Lisa eckert said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2019 at 12:23 PM

Rosey. A.J., Kaya and the Burdge family - our heartfelt sympathy. Lillian was an amazing lady who will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Mike Muskopf and Lisa

  • Belleville
  • IL
Melody Perry- Alaee said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2019 at 4:07 AM

To all of Lil's children & extended family. Please accept my deepest condolences. I pray you all may find peace through your sorrow.

  • Buckeye
  • AZ
Teresa Desmond said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2019 at 9:24 PM

Joni, May God grant you and your family peace and love at this time of loss.

  • Orlandi
  • FL
Alan Smith said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2019 at 7:35 PM

Tena, sorry for the loss of you wonderful mother. While working at St E's and knowing you, she always treated me well. RIP Lil, God now has a great nurse sitting by his side

  • Shiloh
  • Il
Shawn and Paul Coltharp said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2019 at 7:16 PM

We are thinking of all of you and this part of the journey and the days ahead. We didn't know Lillian, but do know and love her wonderful daughter, Tena....and the whole Payne family.

  • Paducah
  • KY
Selma said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2019 at 6:27 PM

Joni, I’m sorry for your loss. Your mother was indeed blessed with so many loving children and extended family. My prayers to all.

  • Orlando
  • Fl
Rafael said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2019 at 6:21 PM

Joni Im so sorry for your loss, Im keeping you and your family in my prayers!

  • Orlando
  • FL
Bev Lind said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2019 at 4:55 PM

Joni and family, May God grant you peace during the loss of your beloved mother.

  • Yalaha
  • Florida
Meagan Kuehnel said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2019 at 1:56 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss. I have always Loved Lillian every time she came to the office and I hated when I left and wouldn’t see her anymore. She always was in such a great mood and the sweetest soul. I hope she rests easy.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Art and Abbe Higginbotham said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2019 at 12:06 PM

Joni, we are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family

  • Orlando
  • Fl
terry stiles said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2019 at 3:08 AM

sorry for the loss of such a warm strong woman and mother

  • granite city
  • il

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