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April 24, 1935 ~ April 17, 2018 (age 82)
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Betty Ruth Burger Ledford

Age 82

Of Athens

Passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018  

At Starr Regional Medical Center in


A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Stella Bishop Burger and was preceded in death by her husband, O.D. Ledford; son, Donny Ledford; two sisters, Barbara Key and Linda Henry; grandson, Chad Ledford; daughters-in-law, Karen Ledford and Sandra Ledford. She was a member of Boyd Memorial Church of God.


Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law,

   Brenda and Floyd Duncan of Athens

   Linda and Mike Rogers of Mansfield, OH.

Two sons and daughters-in-law,

   Danny and Sally Ledford of Athens

   David and Laura Ledford of TX.

13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren

Two sisters,

   Ruby Borden of Niota

   Bobbie Rollins of Muskegon, MI.

One brother and sister-in-law,

   Tommy and Mary Burger of Athens


   Charles Burger of Athens

Several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be 7 pm Friday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating. Burial will be 11 am Saturday in McMinn Memory Gardens.


Pallbearers will be Bryan Morgan, Travis Roberts, Jordan Ledford, T.J. Bohannon, Aaron McLemore, and Allen McLemore.


The family will receive friends 5-7 pm Friday at the funeral home.


If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at


Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Betty Ruth Burger Ledford.

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