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Gloria Dawn Burden, 58, of Holden, Missouri passed away Monday, April 5, 2021, at her home.

Gloria was born August 17, 1962 in Warrensburg, daughter of E. Elwood Scott and Lois Ellen (Yoder) Scott.

She graduated from Holden High School, Class of ‘80.

She was united in marriage to Gary B. Burden on February 16, 1980 in Warrensburg.

Gloria helped tremendously on the couple’s farm through the years.

She was a member of Magnolia Methodist Church at one time.

Later, she belonged to Magnolia Baptist Church.

Gloria was a member of Kingsville Baptist Church at the time of her passing.

She was on a bowling league for several years.

Her hobbies included canvas oil painting, gardening and mushroom hunting.

She was known as “The Corn Lady” for 25-plus years. Survivors include her loving husband of 41 years, Gary; daughter, Amber Burden (Doug Hodkins) of Pensacola, FL; two sons, Aaron Burden (Sarah) of Holden, MO and Mason Burden of Holden, MO; father, Elwood Scott of Chilhowee, MO; sister, Mary Beth McIntyre (Jack) of Holden, MO; and four grandchildren, Olivia, Annabelle, Madelynne and Tristan.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lois, in April of this year.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10 at Kingsville Baptist Church with Rev. John McRoy officiating.

Interment followed at Pisgah Cemetery, north of Chilhowee.

Pallbearers were her cousins, Leigh Peacock, Janet Sechrest, David Courtney, Jim Courtney, Rick Yoder and Beth Yoder Stein.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kingsville Baptist Church or Pisgah Cemetery Association, in care of the Williams Funeral Chapel.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements entrusted to Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden.

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