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