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Eleanor M. (Rhea) Burge

March 2, 1934 ~ January 10, 2018 (age 83)
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Eleanor M. Burge, 83, of Lewistown, passed away at 12:09 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 2, 1934, in Blairs Mills, she was a daughter of the late Robert R. and Mary (Gloss) Rhea.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Homer W. Burge, Jr.; a daughter, Eleanor B. Burge; one great-greatgrandchild, Blake Mitchell; two brothers; and four sisters.

She is survived by: children, Della Hetrick, of Yeagertown, Goldie Burge, of Milroy, Patricia “Patty” Carter, and husband, Larry, Harold Burge, and wife, Cindy, Shirley E. Burge-Mock, all of Lewistown, and Sharon Walters, of Milroy; sister, Shirley Walls, of Granville; 20 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

Eleanor was a graduate of Southern Huntingdon High School, Class of 1953.

She was a member of Bible Baptist Church.

Eleanor loved spending time with her friends and family and also loved her cat. She enjoyed reading, watching television, and working on puzzles. She was a wonderful person that would help anyone out.

A viewing will be held from 10 – 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 13 with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.

Interment will take place in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown.

Memorials in Eleanor’s name may be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105.

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Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105

 Service Information

January 13, 2018

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc.
75 Logan St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Funeral Service
January 13, 2018

11:00 AM
Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc.
75 Logan St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

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