Ann J. (Jones) Burch, 56, of Loogootee, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 at her home after a brave battle with melanoma.
She was born June 30, 1960 in Washington, IN to the late Joseph L. and Marcella R. (Strange) Jones.
Ann was a lifelong member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was an 11-year member of the Butcher Gee Golf Scramble Planning Committee,10-year member of the Miss Martin County Queen Committee, and member of the City of Loogootee Library Board.
She was a wonderful and caring mother, sister, and friend. Though she didn’t get much time with her grandchildren, she loved them dearly. When Ann wasn’t taking care of her family, one could find her walking. That was her favorite past time.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph L. and Marcella R. (Strange) Jones.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Richard Burch of Loogootee; children, Allyson (Aaron) Mudd of Loogootee, Emma (Dustin) Letterman of Montgomery, and Clinton Burch of Loogootee; grandchildren, Lathen Letterman, Annalise Mudd, and Baby Letterman due in March 2017; siblings, Mark (Kim) Jones of Loogootee, Max (Helen) Jones of Sullivan, Michael (Nancy) Jones, Mary Ellen (Stewart) Blake, both of Loogootee, Amy (Ron) Cardinal of Vincennes, and Carol (Eddie) Harder of Loogootee; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Marilyn Burch of Loogootee; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and specials friends whom she holds close to her heart.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker and concelebrants Rev. Joseph Erbacher and Rev. Leo Kieselat 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December12, 2016 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made tothe Indiana UniversitySimon Cancer Center or the Ann Jones Burch Tennis Scholarship.
Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.