Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Linda Burner

Linda D. Burner, age 79, of Fowler, died Sunday, October 8, 2017, at 9:59 a.m. in Blessing Hospital.

Linda Burner | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, ILLinda was born July 7, 1938 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Joe H. and Glenna Mae Thompson McPike. She married Paul Burner on July 3, 1960 in Liberty. He survives.

Linda was a 1956 graduate of Quincy High School and earned her B.S. in Psychology from Quincy College. She was an RN at Blessing Hospital, working primarily as a nursing instructor in the pediatric unit.

Linda never had a bad word to say about anyone. She was an active member of the D.A.R. and had a strong interest in genealogy. She was also a great collector of trivets and hot irons. She loved the outdoors and was especially passionate about canoe trips along the Canadian border, which she did over 25 times.

Survivors in addition to her husband, Paul, are her son, Daniel P. Burner of Cape Coral, FL; two sisters-in-law, Vickie (Mike) Sroka of Olivehurst, CA, and Frances McPike of Naples, FL; two brothers-in-law, Milton (Nancy) Burner of Richmond, VA, and Bruce (Judi) Burner of Quincy; and numerous nieces and nephews,

Linda was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Joe G. McPike.

Graveside Services: 1:00 pm Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Quincy Memorial Park

Visitation: There will be no visitation but friends are invited to the graveside service.

Memorials: Quincy Humane Society

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Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Will always remember her caring manner and beautiful smile each time we say each other.

  2. So very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family, R.I.P. Dear Classmate.

  3. Paul, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I have many wonderful memories of Linda and you on that trip to Minnesota so many years ago.

  4. Paul, I am so sorry for your loss. Linda was such a special lady. She helped so much with the passing of my dad, Don Burner. She is with our Lord and Savior now. I am so appreciative to have met her. Diane Burner Donaldson

  5. Paul, Pat and I are very sorry to hear about Linda’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Danny at this time.

  6. Paul and Family, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Will keep you in our prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Wayne and Judy Emerick

  7. Mrs. Linda Burner was one of my favorite nursing instructors. She was wise, compassionate and a great teacher. I was so honored that she trusted me to babysit Daniel. Paul and Daniel, I am so so sorry for your loss.

  8. So sorry for your loss. Linda was my Pediatric Nursing instructor in 1971. She was an effective educator and truly kind person. She always had friendly greetings when we crossed paths in recent years..usually at the grocery store. My heartfelt condolences to all of her family.

  9. Paul, you have my sincere condolences and are in my thoughts n prayers. I have very fond memories of Linda, you n chingo. I love the picture, that is how I will always remember her. That is how she looked as my maid of honor at my wedding. God bless n keep you. Kay

  10. She will be missed. She made such difference in my life as a child. She was known as Cocoa at girl scout camp. I will never forget that time and whenever I saw her; I always called her Cocoa. God bless you friend and RIP.

  11. Paul, so sorry to hear about your loss. Linda was a bright engaging and accomplished lady. Cindy and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Paul, Danny; Sorry to hear about Linda. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Seems like 5 minutes ago we were all at Emerson School playing ping-pong together.

  13. Linda was my nursing school Peds instructor. I went on to do Peds at Blessing for 40 years. She was so kind and compassionate. Miss her wit and sly humor.

  14. I was so sorry to learn of Linda’s passing. I have often thought of her through the years. You have my deepest sympathy.

  15. Was sorry to hear about Linda passing away. I didn’t know her that well but she helped me a lot with our family history research.

  16. Dear Burner Family,
    Sorry to learn of Linda’s death. This has come shortly after Joe’s.
    Thinking of you.
    As ever,
    Pat & Dick Wentura

  17. I’ve know Linda since our Dewey school days. I’m very saddened to hear that Linda has passed on. she’s now out of my sight but she will never be gone from my heart and fond memories. I was fortunate to have shared our 60th HS reunion with her and Paul in 2016. Linda was a very special lady. A cherished friend with a genuine smile that always warmed my heart. I will miss her dearly.

  18. I’ve know Linda since our Dewey school days. I’m very saddened to hear that Linda has passed on. she’s now out of my sight but she will never be gone from my heart and fond memories. I was fortunate to have shared our 60th HS reunion with her and Paul in 2016. Linda was a very special lady. A cherished friend with a genuine smile that always warmed my heart. I will miss her dearly.

  19. Paul So sorry to hear about your loss. Linda was a great person and great to know.
    Janet and Tom

  20. Sad news about a great friend & neighbor of 35 yrs. Her presence is already missed. Condolences to Paul & the rest of the family.

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