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“Gene, You are the most stand-up guy I have ever met. You were a great teacher, very selfless, and most of all an awesome step-father. I wish everyone...Read More »
1 of 57 | Posted by: Brent Eversole - Lima, OH

“Gene I only knew you for a few years but in those years you had shown me how gentle, kind, and loving you truly were. Walking into the house and not...Read More »
2 of 57 | Posted by: Shelby Gwathmey - Lima, OH

“Grandchildren are the crown of old men, and the glory of sons is their father.Proverbs 17:6Until we see you again....you will be missed.Nate, Erin,...Read More »
3 of 57 | Posted by: Nathan Eversole - Soddy Daisy, TN

“I feel honored to have known Gene... I'm sure in all my life I won't meet a more humble or gracious man. I never once heard a negative word fall from...Read More »
4 of 57 | Posted by: Karolyn Eversole - Lima, OH

“Gene, just because you were my stepdad doesn't mean you weren't my "real" dad, you will always be the Father who raised me. I can never explain how...Read More »
5 of 57 | Posted by: Beth Lott - Hixson, TN

“You were an amazing father to me and no words can explain how much i miss you! If only I could hold your hand and hug you one more time! I know you...Read More »
6 of 57 | Posted by: Sarah Motter - forest, OH

“I didn't know him personally but sure will miss seeing him at Walmart. His obituary was posted on the FB page 419 News Uncensored and there are over...Read More »
7 of 57 | Posted by: A friend

“What a blessing Gene was to all the guest at Walmart! I hope they keep his picture hanging up at the entry way.His passing is a loss to the entire...Read More »
8 of 57 | Posted by: Bea Schnipke - Delphos, OH

“Gene was always smiling, "Loved that smile"! It's so wonderful to always see him as you walked into Walmart. Praying for the family as well as...Read More »
9 of 57 | Posted by: Taryn McVicker - Kalida, OH

“Heaven has truly gained an angel. Remembering that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I beleive Gene has made it to his...Read More »
10 of 57 | Posted by: Tina Joiner - Lima, OH

“Mrs. Burden, Chad, Nate, Brent, Beth, Sarah and family,You all will be in our prayers during this difficult time. May you find strength in knowing...Read More »
11 of 57 | Posted by: A friend

“I'm so grateful to have met Gene at Walmart. (I was a customer).Once, when I was having a rough day, he saw it in my face, and gave me kind words of...Read More »
12 of 57 | Posted by: Melanie Cummings - Lima, OH

“Gene was a kind man....he helped when he could and accepted help with graciousness when needed. His presence will be missed..my heart goes with you...Read More »
13 of 57 | Posted by: Linda Cook - Lima, OH - Coworker

“Gene was such a nice man. Always smiling and cheerful. He will be dearly missed by all his co-workers. Prayers to your family. ”
14 of 57 | Posted by: Gwen Pratt - Harrod, OH

“I'm going to miss Gene's friendliest greetings and smiles walking in to our west side Wal-Mart. For almost twelve years now, he's greeted me upon...Read More »
15 of 57 | Posted by: Tiffany Collins - Lima, OH

“I'm really going to miss him at Walmart! It won't be the same! ”
16 of 57 | Posted by: Tracy Meagher - Lima, OH

“Mr. Burden always had a smile for everyone! Such a kind soul! We will miss seeing him at Walmart! Prayers for his family! ”
17 of 57 | Posted by: Nancy & Seth - Lima, OH

“Gene always had a smile, was such a joy to see every time I would go to the store. Prayers to the family, may your memories give you strength at this...Read More »
18 of 57 | Posted by: Cat Kouns Born - Lima, OH

“Your smile was such a blessing!!! ”
19 of 57 | Posted by: The Schaub Family

“I'm sure going to miss his smile when I walk through the doors at Walmart he was one of the kindest people and always so eager to help people heaven...Read More »
20 of 57 | Posted by: Amber Coil - Spencerville, OH

“Many heartfelt condolences to the family. Gene was a wonderful man. I really enjoyed working with him. We had many good conversations. He will be...Read More »
21 of 57 | Posted by: Rhonda Perry - Venedocia, OH

“Sincere condolences to the family.May God sustain you at this time Please find comfort from his wordWhere he promises he will "comfort your heart and...Read More »
22 of 57 | Posted by: A friend

“You were such a kind hearted person. It was nice visiting Wal-mart knowing you would be there. May God be with you and family. ”
23 of 57 | Posted by: Wal-mart customer - Lima, OH

“Tremendous guy... greeted people with a smile even while under distress himself. Condolences to family. ”
24 of 57 | Posted by: Anthony Harris - Lima, OH

“I will miss seeing him at Walmart. He was always such a lovely person, and my prayers are with you during this time. ”
25 of 57 | Posted by: Jenny Dunlap - Lima

“He will be missed. So kind ”
26 of 57 | Posted by: A friend

“My prayers and condolences to the family what a nice greeter and gentleman I will miss seeing him and his smile! ”
27 of 57 | Posted by: Joice Williams - Lima, OK

“My condolences to the family, didn't know him personally but as a very nice greeter at Walmart. ”
28 of 57 | Posted by: Michele Meeks - Lima, OH

“Gene has been a life long friend although for many years we have lived miles apart May God bless and comfort his family ”
29 of 57 | Posted by: A friend

“May your memory be eternal. Thank you for your example of faithfulness in your work and kindness in your face. Peace be with your family. ”
30 of 57 | Posted by: Sarah Creighton - Lima, OH

“Your face will be sadly missed. You are the face of our Walmart. ”
31 of 57 | Posted by: Cheryl Bowersock - Lima, OH

“Such a nice man. God must have needed another angel and He got a great one in Mr. Burden. Prayers and sympathy are sent to his family. Rest in Heaven...Read More »
32 of 57 | Posted by: Peggy Lacy - Cridersville, OH

“You will be missed. Always enjoyed your smile. ”
33 of 57 | Posted by: Melanie Crawford - Lima, OH

“Prayers for your family! Going into Wal-Mart wont be the same anyone :( You were always so sweet & smiling every time I went in to the store. ”
34 of 57 | Posted by: Kristine Wal-Mart Customer - lima, OH

“So very sorry for your loss. I remember him from Walmart. Was always friendly. He earned his angel wings. ”
35 of 57 | Posted by: A friend

“Gene didn't know u well but u seemed like a very sweet man. Only worked with you for maybe a month. My deepest and sincerest condolences to the...Read More »
36 of 57 | Posted by: Kim Childress - Lima, OH

“My sincerest and deepest sympathies go out to Gene's family. He will be missed by all. Gene touched many lives of those who came and went from...Read More »
37 of 57 | Posted by: Jackie Ault - Fort Jennings, OH

“Your face will be gently missed. You were the face of my Walmart. ”
38 of 57 | Posted by: Cheryl Bowersock - Lima, OH

“Gene I am going to miss you. I loved working with you and sharing stories. I know you are in a better place and hope to see you again. ”
39 of 57 | Posted by: Candy Mack - Lima, OH

“Rest in paradise!! ”
40 of 57 | Posted by: Lavonne Dilworth - Lima, OH

“My deepest condolences to your family. You were always smiling when coming in and out of Walmart. ”
41 of 57 | Posted by: Rachelle Bohinski - Wapakoneta, OH

“I was looking to see him yesterday not knowing he passed. May God be with your family in this time of sorrow. He always had a smile on his face and...Read More »
42 of 57 | Posted by: Walmart Customer - Elida, OH

“Gene will be dearly missed by many! His smile and warm greetings at Walmart touched so many in this community. My thoughts and prayers are with the...Read More »
43 of 57 | Posted by: Tierra Oliver - Lima, OH

“What a sweet man. He always had a smile on his face, you will be missed. ”
44 of 57 | Posted by: Amanda Keys - Lima, OH

“Going into walmart 1330 won't be the same without gene at the door my deepest sympathies to his family he was a great man and will be very missed ”
45 of 57 | Posted by: Andrea McCrary - Cridersville, OH

“What a great man!Only knew him as a customer that he greeted .Thanks for your service Gene.I hope to have the honor of you geeeting me one last time...Read More »
46 of 57 | Posted by: Dee Holbrook Phillips - Lima, OH

“I worked with Gene at Walmart. He was a great man and well loved. He'll be missed. ”
47 of 57 | Posted by: Dona Mathwig - Lima, OH

“Will miss you at the door! ”
48 of 57 | Posted by: Jayne Wagner - Elida, OH

“I worked with Gene for about 10 years he always had a smile when I came in to work I know he will be miss prayers for the family rip Gene ”
49 of 57 | Posted by: A friend

“Gene was a very nice blessed man always brought a smile to my face and alot others my little sister loved him were going to miss you gene but we know...Read More »
50 of 57 | Posted by: Kanesha Williams - Lima, OH

“Will miss seeing you on my daily trips to Wal Mart prayers to your family at this time ”
51 of 57 | Posted by: Jocelyn Smith - Lima, OH

“We will miss you already have at Walmart I did her know very well but I know at the door greeter and got to work with for little while up to...Read More »
52 of 57 | Posted by: Nicole - OH

“I worked with Gene for three years. He was such a sweet man!!! Everyone adored him! He had quite a sense of humor too!! He will truly be missed!! ”
53 of 57 | Posted by: Deanna Edgington - Lafayette, OH

“This man always made my day... always there to greet u with a smile... so very sad that I will not get to be greeted by him anymore!! Rip Gene ”
54 of 57 | Posted by: Brooke Jamison - Lima, OH

“Thanks for being one best greeter at Wal-Mart....Bless the Family. ”
55 of 57 | Posted by: Linda Irons - Lima, OH

“Going too miss seeing you at walmart you always had a smile on your face,rip my dear friend. ”
56 of 57 | Posted by: Marilyn bailey - lima, OH

“Gene, you'll go down as the nicest, well known greeter in the history of Wal-Mart. Rest easy my friend! You'll be greatly missed! ”
57 of 57 | Posted by: Mike Melvin - Lima, OH


Gene E. Burden age 90, of Lima, went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by his family at 1:35 p.m. Aug. 27, 2017. He was born to Ernest and Velma Plaugher Burden in Lafayette, Ohio Oct. 2, 1926. He married Martha Wilcox who preceded him in death. He then married Connie Sevitz in 1994, who survives in Lima.
Mr. Burden was employed as a door greeter at Walmart on Allentown Rd for 15 years and formerly a farmer. Gene was a member of Lima Baptist Temple. He was a very special man and loved spending time with his family and his beloved dog, Lillie.
Additional survivors include children: Chad (Karolyn) Eversole, Brent (Shelby) Eversole of Lima, Nathan (Erin) Eversole of TN, Bethany (Shane) Lott of TN and Sarah (Chase) Motter of Forest, grandchildren: Kameron, Talon, Anthony, Maddox, Colt, Samuel, Mark, Alex, Kendall and Kathryn; a sister Jeanette (Kenneth) Hall, a sister-in-law Donna Burden and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by siblings Kenneth (Pauline) Burden, Gary Burden and Janice (Craig) Rex.
The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Hohman officiating and burial will follow at Salem Cemetery, Westminster.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family.