Heather Megan Burdette

July 28, 1973 ‒ August 27, 2017

Sunbury, Ohio

Heather Megan Burdette, 44, of Sunbury passed away early Sunday morning, August 27, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family and her beloved dog. Heather was an eleven year brain tumor survivor who never lost her positive attitude.

She was born July 28, 1973 in Germany to Frederick and Cynthia (Martin) Burdette. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in Agriculture and later received her MBA from Franklin University.

Heather is the founder of the non-profit organization, Prevailing Moxie Therapeutic Riding Center. She began working to improve lives through connections with horses in 2010. Over the last seven years, she has tried to improve the lives of students with disabilities. She also was the former CFO for Medicaid with the State of Ohio.

She is a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church. Having a passion for horses, she is a PATH certified instructor for the riding center. She loved all animals, especially elephants. She was also an avid baseball fan. Her favorite team was the Cincinnati Reds. As an OSU alumna, she was a strong supporter of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Heather was also a member of the NRA.

Left to cherish her memory is her mother, Cynthia “Cynde” (Dewey) Akers of Sunbury; father, Frederick (Charlotte) Burdette of Muskegon, Michigan; maternal grandmother, Viola Martin of Ephrata, PA; step-brother, Gregory (Michael) Singleton of Indianapolis; step-sisters, Sarah (Daniel) Petersen of Indianapolis and Renee (Les) Nutter of Marengo, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Celebration of Life services will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Liberty Presbyterian Church, 7080 Olentangy River Road, Delaware, OH. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Heather’s memory may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Ste 550, Chicago, IL 60631; envelopes will be available at the service.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is assisting the family.

To share a fond memory of Heather or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Cynde and Dewey,

    My heart is breaking for you. Heather’s was indeed a life well lived. She was so very special and I know will be so missed by many who loved her and were affected by work.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I know no words can help at this time. But please know that the “God of all comfort ” (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) sees your pain and longs to do something about it. I personally have found comfort from the words at Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29. I hope that these scriptures can bring you some measure of comfort during this very difficult time.
    Deepest sympathy,
    Tiffany

  • Heather will truly be missed by all who knew her. She came and left a mark on me that will forever be emblazoned in my memory and heart. How lucky I was to know someone who made saying goodbye so hard.