Dorothy Grace Atkinson Burden, 85, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013.
Private graveside services for Mrs. Burden will be held at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Stamping Ground, Kentucky. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home.
Dorothy was born on July 14, 1928 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson in Steubenville, Ohio. She studied at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio and also at Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky before receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky. Mrs. Burden retired from Kentucky State Government with Health and Human Services at Eastern State Hospital where she worked as a nurse for 30 years.
She is survived by her five children, Rebecca Sue Kees, Michael Lee Burden, Elizabeth Ann Burden, Sarah Margaret Abel, and Judith Marie Burden. Dorothy is also survived by 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Opal Carr Burden; and a daughter, Deborah Kay Burden.
Flowers are welcome or expressions of sympathy are suggested to Deaconess Home Care, 2025 Regency Rd, Lexington, KY 40503.
Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared via the online guestbook at www.harrodbrothersfuneralhome.com.