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Lona Sharon Burden

January 29, 1938 July 27, 2018
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Lona Sharon Burden, 80, of Des Moines, IA, formerly of Redfield, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Cremation has taken place at the Johnson Family Funeral Home & Crematory. Celebration of Life and Luncheon will be held at Linden city park/Lions Club building on Monday, August 6th, 2018 at starting at 12:00 Noon. The park is located at 110 Polk Street, Linden, Iowa. Online condolences may be left at

Lona was born on January 29, 1938 to William and Martha Thompson in Story County, Iowa. She grew up in Linden and graduated from Panora-Linden High School with the class of 1957. On October 20, 1956 she was united in marriage to Kenneth “Kenny” Burden in Adel, Iowa. To this union four children were born: Kent, Mike, Cindy and Debbie. The family made their home on the farm west of Redfield. She worked several jobs over the years; lastly as a CNA at ChildServe in Des Moines for over 20 years.

She enjoyed doing crafts, crocheting, quilting, sewing, fishing and mushroom hunting. Lona and Kenny loved to travel. Most of all she treasured time that she was able to spend with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Martha “Joyce” Thompson; husband, Kenny; and sons, Kent and Mike.

Lona leaves behind her daughters, Cindy McElwee and Debbie Burden both of Des Moines; seven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; siblings: Susan Doyle of De Soto, Bill Thompson of Redfield, Dick Thompson of Van Meter; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
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11:00 AM 8/6/2018 11:00:00 AM
Linden City Park

133 Main St
Linden, IA 50146

Luncheon and Celebration of Life held at the Linden City Park and the Linden Lion's Club Building at the Park.

Linden City Park
133 Main St Linden 50146 IA
United States

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