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50 North Pinch Road
Elkview, WV 25071
Phone: (304) 965-3331
Fax: 304-965-5238
Lorraine Burdette

Lorraine Ann Burdette

Wednesday, September 11th, 1957 - Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
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Obituary

Lorraine Marks Burdette, 62, of Big Chimney went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

She was born on September 11, 1957 in Latrobe, PA to John O. Marks Jr., and Elizabeth Wolfe Posten.

Lorrie graduated from East Bank High School and spent 37 years at AEP before retiring to pursue her life's passion of canine search and rescue. She was an avid animal lover and proud member of WV K-9 SAR. She was praised and nationally recognized alongside her hero dog Soot for saving a man's life. Lorrie had a passion for life that inspired all that knew her and loved her. Her strength and determination to overcome any obstacle she faced was truly heroic.

She was preceded in death by her stepson Eric R. Burdette.

She is survived by the love of her life of 31 years Randy L. Burdette who was her rock and safe haven through the course of her illness. She is also survived by her father John O. Marks Jr., and step mother Sandy Marks, mother Elizabeth Posten and step father Charles Posten, siblings Debbie Loudermilk, Cindy Giovannagelo (Fabian), Stacy Marks, Johnna Melchiorre (Joe), John O. Marks III, Richard Reifendifer, and Carrie Newsome, step daughter Miranda Broyles (Ryan) and grandsons Myles and Max Broyles as well as countless special nieces and nephews, extended family, friends and her furbabies Minnie and Lynus.
Special thanks to the Sarcoma team at Duke University for their steadfast care; your miracles don't go unnoticed.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to WV K-9 SAR in honor of Lorrie's life passion.

Due to COVID-19, a celebration of life will be held in Lorrie's honor at a later time.

Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net

Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road Elkview, WV 25071.
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Cathy Moles

Posted at 04:33pm
Randy, we are so sorry to learn of the passing of your wife. Roger and Cathy
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Carolyn Kabler

Posted at 05:49pm
I am so sorry Randy , and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Lorrie was such a sweet
, kind and caring
person. The canines world have lost a
beautiful soul and I
have lost a wonderful friend. RIP Lorrie
ML

Marsha Larkin

Posted at 10:49am
We will miss you. From your love of animal rescue to the way you could knock out some crab legs. From your DIY abilities to your welding skills. You were fearless in so many ways. Compassionate, caring and giving of yourself. We cherish every memory and will miss you forever. Until we meet again. Pete and Marsha
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Andy Stewart Toney-Tipton

Posted at 04:16pm
My condolences to your entire family for the loss of Lorrie. She was a sweet & caring person. We played softball
together for a couple of years when we were 19 & 20 years old. We played on a team coached by William Samms in
Marmet. We were sponsored by Macky Webb that ran the Malibu Club in Kanawha City. She was a great outfielder & pitcher.
I' m sure she will really be missed by so many people & her fur babies. Love & prayers to you & your family in the weeks
& months ahead. May God wrap his arms around & comfort you daily.

Andy Toney-Tipton
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Rowdy

Posted at 02:07pm
Such a great loss thoughts and prayers to all the family. Rowdy
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