Mary Katherine Burton, 85, of Mitchell passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006 at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center in Bedford.
She was born May 12, 1921, in Orange County, to Harry and Julia D. (Martin) Burton. She married Wilbur Franklin Burton on Sept. 12, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 2002
She retired from the former Bank of Orleans in 1982 and continued to serve on the Board of Directors until 1996, for a total of 56 years of service.
She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church of Mitchell but for many years attended the Liberty Christian Church, Orleans.
She is survived by her daughter, Judith Burton of Midland, Mich., and Orleans; her son, Franklin Wayne Burton and wife Dee Ann of Bloomfield; one sister, Edith Burton Ramey of Mitchell; a grandson, James M. Gerkin II and wife Jodi of Orleans; a granddaughter, Holly H. Burton Hoffman and husband Dan of Mount Pleasant, Mich.; five great-grandchildren, Burton Kimble Burton, Duncan James Gerkin, Jacquelin Hannah Gerkin, Julia Elyse Hoffman and Carter Daniel Hoffman.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Liberty Christian Church in Orleans with Brother Robert Doss officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans and from 11 a.m. until the service Thursday at the church.
The family requests memorials be made to Liberty Christian Church in care of Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home, 187 E. Jefferson St., Orleans, Ind., 47452.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.com.