She was born on August 15, 1917 in Bon Jelico, Kentucky, daughter of William and Emma (Walker) Richardson. She married J. Richard Burcham on July 17, 1935 in Sullivan, Indiana and he preceded her in death on December 16, 1997.
She was a school librarian later in life and previously was an owner of the Nifty Dress Shop in Jasonville and a licensed beautician prior to her marriage to Richard "Pop" Burcham.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jasonville, and was a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the Tri Kappa Sorority and Triad Ladies Singing Group.
She is survived by her son Richard "Dick" Burcham and wife Markita of Nashville; four grandchildren, Andy Burcham and wife Jan of Auburn, Ala., Matt Burcham and wife Sheila of Nashville, Ill., Millie Peters and husband Ben of Springdale, Ark. and Joel "Tyler" Burcham and wife Jill of Broomfield, Col., seven great-grandchildren, Danielle Burcham, Brittany Burcham, Brooke Burcham, Gabriel Peters, Hayden Peters, Isabel Peters and Caleb Burcham and also survived many nephews and nieces including close nephews Bob Richardson and Bruce Richardson and close nieces Jean Miller, Peggy Thompson, and Cassie Van Dys.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers William Richardson and Rathmell Richardon.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lebanon Cemetery in Midland with Pastor Bradley West officiating.
Those friends who will be attending the services are asked to go directly to the cemetery on Tuesday. Interment will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery.
Friends may call Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the Styninger Funeral Home in Nashville.
In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials in her honor may be made to the Nashville Public Library or the Jasonville Public Library in Indiana and they may be received at the Styninger Funeral Home in Nashville.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.styningerfuneralhomes.com.