Mary Eda Burdick (nee Tishendorf), age 81, of Olathe, KS passed away on the 2nd of June, 2016 at Villa St. Francis senior community. A visitation with family and friends will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, June 18th at Overland Park Lutheran Church (OPLC) followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am. Memorial contributions (in lieu of flowers, please) may be made in Mary’s name to OPLC and can be sent to the church (7810 W. 79th St., Overland Park, KS 66204). Mrs. Burdick was born on October 6, 1934 in Niobrara, NE. She is survived by her four children (Bryan, Bryce, Heather & Branden) and their spouses (Nancy, Rick & Alexis), her eleven grandchildren (Conner, Mercedes, Hunter, Tyra, Kendall, Hannah, Noah, Bryce, Adya, Clara & Bria), and a host of friends and extended family. Mrs. Burdick graduated from the Sacred Heart Hospital, School of Nursing in Yankton, SD in 1955. For the next 12 years she served as a pediatric nurse in Yankton, SD; Fremont, NE; Denver, CO; Washington, DC; somewhere in NY State and Sioux City, IA (not all at the same time, of course). She was married to her beloved husband, Bruce F. Burdick, for more than 42 years before he passed away in December 2009. She dedicated her life to her family and was a woman of profound faith. She will be remembered fondly by so many, and in so many ways: Christian, Mom, Omi, Mother, Wife, Friend and more.