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Goldie J. Burlingame

October 2nd, 1934 – May 30th, 2021

Goldie Joan Burlingame, age 86 of Ipava, Illinois, passed away at 12:40 am on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Courtyard Estates in Monmouth, Illinois. She was born on October 2, 1934 in Hartsburg, Illinois, the daughter of John and Goldie (Eeten) Aper. On July 11, 1952, Goldie married Gerald Duane Burlingame in Keokuk, Iowa. He preceded her in death on September 6, 2015.

She was also preceded in death by one son Duane Burlingame, three brothers, Harold Kutz, John Aper, and Darrell Aper, and two sisters, Johaan Butler and Mary Lou Wibben.

Goldie is survived by five daughters, Susan Behrends of Tremont, Illinois, Karen (and Jeff) Abernathy of Lewistown, Illinois, Lois (and Bill) Farquhar of Blandinsville, Illinois, Emily (and Larry) Mustread of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Carol (and Jeff) Hillyer of Table Grove, Illinois, one son Charles Burlingame of Ipava, Illinois, eleven grandchildren; Michelle Gramley, Chuck Burlingame, Bradley (and Brittany) Behrends, Heather (and Nick) Dillon, Melissa (and Jon) Gorsuch, Jeff Abernathy II, Bryce (and Michelle) Farquhar, Jessica (and Brandon) Coulter, Dustin (and Mindy) Mustread, Adam Hillyer, and Amanda Hillyer, 27 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Anna Weston and Eileen (and Ron) Hubbard, both of Lincoln, Illinois.

Goldie was the head cook at VIT Schools for 34 years, retiring in 2009. She also helped her husband on the family farm.

She loved her grandkids and the Chicago Bulls. She attended the Berean Christian Church in Ipava, Illinois.

Services will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, Illinois. Pastor Matthew Thiner will officiate. Visitation will take place from 5-7 pm prior to the service. Memorials may be given in Goldie's memory to the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate in Peoria, Illinois. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service with burial of ashes in the Ipava Cemetery at a later date.


May 31st, 2021

I am sorry for your lose. I enjoyed listening to her stories about her family. She loved all her kids! Melanie Heaton

June 1st, 2021

Praying for all of the family. Goldie was a great lady. I always enjoyed talking with her. Ronda and Brad Kluthe

June 1st, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all. Darren and Paula Churchill

June 1st, 2021

My deepest sympathy to your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Janice Lawson

June 1st, 2021

So sorry for your loss! I always enjoyed the kitchen staff. They enjoyed the kids, teachers, and we enjoyed them and their tasty lunches!
I hope your good memories will help see you through this most difficult time.

June 1st, 2021

I enjoyed working with Goldie! She loved talking about her kids and grandkids! I will never forget one day when her oldest son Duane stopped by for a visit at the same time my daughter Anissa stopped by and who should stop by next was the state food inspector. Goldie looked at me and she told him that he might as well come in also!! It was so funny!! Goldie believed in enjoying life and living it to the fullest. With deepest sympathy, Christy Lehman

June 1st, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Travis, Rheani, Taylor, and Rylee Snowden

June 1st, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. She was a special lady. Herb and Kathy Snowden

June 1st, 2021

So sorry for your loss, Goldie was such a sweet heart thinking of the family during this difficult time. Bob and Susie Bucher

June 2nd, 2021

Sorry for your loss and prayers for your family.

June 7th, 2021

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Gale and Annie Beekman

June 13th, 2022