Susie Jane Burris, 93, of Evansville, passed from this life on Monday,
November 26, 2012,
to return home to our Heavenly Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Susie was born in Mt.Vernon on April 4, 1919, the 4th of 7 children, to Bernhardt and
She was a 1938
graduate of Mt.VernonHigh School. She married Jewel E. Burris on February
19, 1939, and
they had 4 children. Susie and Jewel lived almost all their married life in Mt.Vernon, having moved to Evansville in 2002. Susie served faithfully at the EvangelicalUnitedBrethrenChurch, which later became FaithUnitedMethodistChurch. She received several accolades for her
years of teaching in Sunday School and later as
treasurer. She also was a member of the United Methodist Women. A devoted wife
and mother, Susie was an excellent seamstress and was known to bake up the
greatest oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Susie loved children and always
brightened when a child entered the room. She volunteered with Cub Scouts, Girl
Scouts, Rainbow Girls, and DeMolay Boys. In recent
years she helped Tri Kappa make mittens for newborn babies at the Women and
preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sue Ellyn; her husband of 63 years,
Jewel; sisters, Bernice Griffin, Dorcas Schneider,
and Martha Metcalfe; brothers, Clay Isham and Bennie Isham.
She is survived
by three children and their spouses: Michael (Grace) Burris of Wilmington, DE;
Kent (Jenny) Burris of Evansville; and Nancy (Jim) English, also of Evansville;
her sister, Mary Katherine Mitchell; and grandchildren, Laura Cullen, Becky Smith,
Matthew Kilgore, Sarah Goit, Clay Burris, and
Jonathan Kilgore. She was also blessed with 13 great-grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
The family would
like to thank Dr. Richard Kincaid and Susie’s loving
caregivers at HolidayVillage, Sterling House, Pine Haven, and the
staff of SouthernCare Hospice.
Services will be
held 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2012, at Faith United Methodist Church 231
Wolflin St. in Mt. Vernon officiated by the Reverends
Reno DeMuth and Jeff Pinney.
Interment will follow at BellefontaineCemetery in Mt.Vernon.
Friends may visit
from until on Thursday, November 29,
Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St. in Mt.Vernon and will continue from until service time on Friday at the