BURDINE, Blanche Deloris Gilbert, 92, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.
She was born a Christian by faith on June 3, 1921 in Smithfield, WV, daughter of the late Ralph Gilbert and Elizabeth Snodgrass Gilbert.
Mrs. Burdine retired as a nurses Assistant from the Ohio Valley Hospital and Brevard County Hospital in Melbourne, FL. She worked for 30 years helping others.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Burdine was preceded in death by her loving husband, William L. in July of 1975; a son, William J. Burdine in February of 1990; three sisters, Marie Brewer, Dolly Wallace and Louise Harton; six brothers, Forrest, Paul, Leo, Sherman, Sheryl and Earl Gilbert.
Surviving are a daughter, Paula D. Gray of Wheeling; nine grandchildren, Shari Furbee (Brian), Robert Paul Gray (Tammy), Kimberly Bahya (Mark), Stephanie Freshwater (Brian), Kayla Hakr (Joseph), Donna Pomerleau (Billy), Tony Burdine, Bobbie Williams (James) and Judy Allen ; 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; her dog, Lilly Mae, and her cat, Peek.
Mrs. Burdine was a hard working, compassionate woman who took care of others. She was a great mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a great friend who was very independent. She will be greatly missed by all.
Friends will be received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Wheeling from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 and Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Father John Beckley officiating. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, in Mt. Olivet, WV.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.