Robert E. Burtch

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Robert Earl Burtch 93, of Indianapolis, passed away on June 29, 2011. He was born February 7, 1918 in Paris Crossing, Indiana to Gurney and Lula (Ward) Burtch. He served in the Army as a Master Sergeant during WWII. He worked for Indiana Equipment Company for 35 years as a diesel mechanic, retiring in 1980. He attended Southport Heights Christian Church. Robert is survived by his son, Noel (Rhonda) Burtch; sister, Mary Elizabeth Self; grandchildren, Ryan, Austin, Karissa and Danielle Burtch. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gladys Titus Burtch; daughter, Millie Joyce Burtch (age 21); sisters, Lois Smith, Agatha Carroll; brother, Virgil Carroll. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Southport Height Christian Church, 7154 McFarland Road, Indianapolis. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 11 a.m. in Hopewell Baptist Church 2319 N. CR 850 W. Holton, Indiana, with visitation one hour before services. Burial will follow in Holton Cemetery, Holton, Indiana. Robert will be remembered as a loving father and Papaw. Memorials in Robert's name may be made to Holton Cemetery Fund. Services entrusted to Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary. Condolences may be offered at: www.feeneyhornak shadeland.com

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on July 3, 2011
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