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Jean Burger Daniels

Jean Burger Daniels, 62, went home to the Lord on December 21, 2008 following a brief but courageous battle with cancer, cared for by her loving husband and son at her side in their home. Jean was born in Tiro, Ohio on September 20, 1946 to Edward and Mildred (Cramer) Burger. She graduated from St. Francis Convent High School in Tiffin, Ohio and attended the College of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois and completed her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and began her life-long career in social work. She worked in Chicago and continued her education at the University of Chicago and met her husband, Ed Daniels while pursuing her master’s degree there. They relocated to California in the San Francisco Bay area and Jean continued in her profession of social work specializing in children’ services. She and Ed retired approximately three years ago and moved to Point Roberts, Washington located in the majestic area of the Pacific Northwest on the Georgia Straights. While in Point Roberts, Jean was employed by the Point Roberts Library and assisted with many of their activities.

Jean was an avid naturalist and enjoyed many adventurous trips with Ed and Adam and the family dog camping and reclaiming land they had in the western mountains and wherever she lived she would diligently plant many flowers, trees and vegetables because of her joy that came from the growth from the earth. Her love of family would have them traveling back to Ohio often for family visits. Jean had a loving, gentle spirit that was a guiding force in her life’s work and in the care she provided to her family and friends.

Jean is survived by her husband of 35 years, Edward Daniels and son, Adam of Pacifica, California; three sisters and one brother, Sharon (Gerald) Snyder of Swanton, OH; Carolyn (Lee) Kaple of Shelby, OH; Mary Ann (Richard) Clady of Crestline, OH; and Thomas (Sharon)Burger of Delta, OH and her pets of 2 cats and 2 dogs. Jean was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Ruth Ann Burger on May 2, 1952.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Friends of the Library, Point Roberts Library, 1487 Gulf Road, Point Roberts, WA, 98281.

The Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby assisted the family with arrangements. On-line condolences may be made at

Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

    Family_of: Jean Burger Daniels
    Your_Name: Sallie Leach

    Date: 08-12-28


    To Ed and Adam and family:

    I’m filled with sorrow and grief that Jean left this world too soon. Jean was my first supervisor with Contra Costa County Children and Family Services for my first seven and one half years. Jean taught me how to be s strong, empathetic, caring and responsible social worker. She demonstrated great strength, intregity, and knowledge and was a most excellent role model. I have missed Jean’s presence at work, as she was the one person you could turn to for the real and correct answers.

    Jean was not only an excellent supervisor, she was a good friend. She had a keen sense of humor and strong spirit. I know that her enduring spirit will grace us as she has passesd over and watches over us all. My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. We have all been blessed to have Jean with us for as long as she was allowed. May Jean now have peace and comfort eternal.

    In loving memory,

    Sallie Leach
    Family_of: Jean Burger Daniels
    Your_Name: Mary Smith

    Date: 08-12-29


    Dear Ed, Adam, Sharon, Tom, Carolyn, and Mary Ann,
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you reconcile the loss of wife and best friend, mother, and sister. I will always remember Jean as the strong and vibrant woman that she was, sharing and taking the focus off herself even in recent months. Chad said that during a recent visit, he and Jean did some garden work. When Stephanie visited, Jean insured she had hot biscuits before departing for the airport for her return trip. May you each find comfort in your own memories of life blessed by Jean among us.

    Family_of: Jean Burger
    Your_Name: Peggy Henderson
    Date: 08-12-30
    Time: 16:49:19 -0500


    It saddens me to hear of the passing of Jean. She made a difference to the children and families of Contra Costa County. We have missed her diligent work and seet spirit. May you find joy in her memory as do I.
    Family_of: Jean Burger Daniels
    Your_Name: Lisa Yeager

    Date: 09-01-04


    It was an honor to have been a part of Jean’s hospice team. She touched many in her life and made my life richer in knowing her. She will be greatly missed.

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