She was born in Portland, IN., Sept. 9, 1931 the daughter of Claude Burchard and Letha Hammons Burchard.
She served overseas as a WAC in the Korean War, and was an all Star on the Army softball and basketball teams.
She was preceded in death by her parents, also three brothers, Benjamin Burchard, Charles Burchard, Claude "Bud" Burchard, three sisters, Ida Catherine Burchard, Ruth Morris, and Nevada Dudley.
Survivors include her companion Nancy Gustafson of Dugger, a sister in-law Joan Burchard of Merom, and nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 at the Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Friends may call at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday.