CARDINGTON — Lora L. Burge, 57, of Cardington died Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Marion General Hospital. She was born March 23, 1961, to the late Lewis and Loretta (Snyder) Ebersole.

Lora graduated from TriRivers and did finishing work on new home construction and home renovations. She enjoyed outdoor activities, particularly boating at Alum Creek with her family, cutting trails in the woods for four-wheel riding and horseback riding.

Sept. 25, 1981, Lora married the love of her life, Mark Burge, who survives in Cardington.

In addition to her husband, Lora is survived by two sons, Preston and Travis Burge, both of Cardington; grandchildren, Kamryn, Owen, Conner and Clayton Burge, Vinny Seavolt, Amber Townsend, and Logan Bowman; siblings, Teresa (Kim) Waggoner of Mount Vernon, Scott (Jennie) Ebersole of Delaware, and brother-in-law Bob (Jill) Jenkins of Fredricktown; in-laws, Rona (Greg) Young of Mount Gilead, Rory Burge of Mound Ridge, Kansas, Jeff (Ruby) Burge of Marysville, and Scott Burge of Flat Gap, Kentucky; and many close friends who are a part of her extended family.

In addition to her parents, Lora was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Jenkins, and her in-laws, Ronald and Sharon Burge.

Friends may call Friday, Sept. 28, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Gompf Funeral Home, 440 Center St., Cardington. The funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Todd Waggoner officiating. Following the service, the burial will take place in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider assistance with funeral expenses or are encouraged to donate to a memorial of their choice.

Those wishing to share a memory of Lora or to express a condolence to the Burge family may do so by visiting


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