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Maude Mae “Maudie” Burden, 80, of Centerview, Missouri, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg.

Maudie was born May 14, 1940, on a farm near Warrensburg, the daughter of J. B. Reynolds and Edna Mae (Coats) Reynolds. She was delivered by her Aunt Marie (Coats) Paul. She attended Farmers School from first through eighth grade. She graduated from Warrensburg High, Class of 1958.

After graduation, she worked at Rundle Rexall Drug Store. Following, she went to F.W. Woolworth’s in Warrensburg until 1963.

She was united in marriage to William J. Burden, Sr. on March 30, 1960 in Miami, Oklahoma.  The couple made their home, on a farm near Centerview, beginning in 1961. She worked at Centerview Grocery Store for the West family and Warrensburg Day Care Center, prior to starting her career with the Warrensburg public schools in 1986, where she retired on May 10, 2006 as Food Manager for the Warrensburg Middle School.

Maudie was a member of the Methodist Church in Chilhowee and attended the Church of Hope for several years. She was a member of the Sunny Hour Club since 1961, 4-H in years past, Western Missouri Medical Center Auxiliary, and the Missouri Retired Teacher Association.

She also loved baking and canning, having won numerous ribbons at both the Holden and Chilhowee fairs. Maudie later served as a baking judge at the fairs. She also enjoyed doing embroidery, along with flower and vegetable gardening. She looked forward to cooking for holidays for family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Bill; children, Bill, Jr. of Denton, TX; Bryon and wife, Nancy of Warrensburg, MO; and Michelle Burden of Warrensburg, MO; grandchildren, Jason Burden (Kayla), Allison Burden, Austin Burden (Trisha), Kasadee Burden, Joshua Ellis (Jarryssa) and Stephen Klee; and great-grandchildren, Laurali Hubbard, Aubree Burden, Hennessy Burden and Gavin Ellis; two brothers, Doug Reynolds (Dee) of Warrensburg, MO and Dale Reynolds (Debbie) of Warrensburg, MO; and a host of nieces and  nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Edna Jean Opfer, James Earl Reynolds, Michael Reynolds and Donald Reynolds.
Funeral services – Due to COVID, the funeral service will be private.

There will be an open viewing from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, January 8, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Church of Hope, in care of the funeral home.

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