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Ann J. (Jones) Burch, 56, of Loogootee, passed away Friday at her home after a brave battle with melanoma.
She was born June 30, 1960, in Washington, to the late Joseph L. and Marcella R. (Strange) Jones.
Ann was a lifelong member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was an 11-year member of the Butcher Gee Golf Scramble planning committee, 10-year member of the Miss Martin County Queen committee, and member of the city of Loogootee library board.
She was a wonderful and caring mother, sister and friend. Though she didn't get much time with her grandchildren, she loved them dearly. When Ann wasn't taking care of her family, one could find her walking. That was her favorite past time.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph L. and Marcella R. (Strange) Jones.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Richard Burch of Loogootee; children Allyson (Aaron) Mudd of Loogootee, Emma (Dustin) Letterman of Montgomery, and Clinton Burch of Loogootee; grandchildren Lathen Letterman, Annalise Mudd, and baby Letterman due in March 2017; siblings Mark (Kim) Jones of Loogootee, Max (Helen) Jones of Sullivan, Michael (Nancy) Jones, Mary Ellen (Stewart) Blake, both of Loogootee, Amy (Ron) Cardinal of Vincennes, and Carol (Eddie) Harder of Loogootee; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Marilyn Burch of Loogootee; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and specials friends whom she holds close to her heart.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. J. Kenneth Walker and concelebrants Rev. Joseph Erbacher and Rev. Leo Kiesel at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center or the Ann Jones Burch Tennis Scholarship.
Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.
Published on December 9, 2016
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