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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 Eura Isham.

She was a 1938 graduate of Mt. Vernon High 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 Evangelical United Brethren Church, which later became Faith United Methodist Church. 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 Children’s Hospital.

Susie was 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 Holiday Village, 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 Bellefontaine Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.

Friends may visit from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St. in Mt. Vernon and will continue from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church.

Susie Jane Burris