Obituary for Katherine Mary "Kate" Burns


Katherine Mary "Kate" Burns

Katherine Mary "Kate" Burns, 89, of Warsaw, Indiana, died on 1/25/2011 at 11:50 pm at her residence. She was born on June 10, 1921 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Katherine Mary (Kate) Burns, 89, passed away on January 25, 2011, at home surrounded by her family who loved her dearly. She was born to the late Clyde and Elizabeth (Farley) Burrell. On January 31, 1942, she married John P. “Jack” Burns. They shared 62 years of marriage together.

Kate was the anchor and loving matriarch of her family. Her strong faith was a beautiful example for them all. She prayed the Rosary daily and always had a card filled with the names of the people she was praying for by her side. To say that she loved her family is an understatement. Kate loved to cook and bake for them, and was most famous for her oatmeal cookies and carmel corn. She loved to sit and share stories about her life with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her faith and her family were the two most important treasures in her life. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and graduated from Central Catholic High School, and International Business College, Fort Wayne. She enjoyed many years as an administrative assistant in the athletic departments of DePauw University and Iowa Wesleyan College.

Kate will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her family and friends.
Survivors include children: Mike (and Cynthia) Burns, Siesta Key, FL.; Tim (and Carol) Burns, Steve (and Kathy Stuart) Burns, Annette (and Dick) Byers, all of Indianapolis; Tom (and Jody) Burns, Warsaw; and Jeanine Michael, Kalamazoo, MI; a sister, Ruth Ann (Pam) Brown, Zionsville; a sister-in-law, Peggy Burrell, Fort Wayne; grandchildren: Chris (and Kris), Patrick (and Nikki), Sara, Megan, Matt, Dan, Andrea, Laura and Jillian Burns, Suzanne (and Paul) Knittel, Kate (and Paul) Nowak, Jennifer (and Cash) Hair, Andrew Byers, Maureen (and Shaun) McCarthy, Claire and Ally Michael and RJ Stuart; and great-grandchildren: Kelly, Kasey, Kenzie,Kayla, Kori and Colton Burns, Maddie, Jacob and Sam Nowak, Danny and Ryan Hair and Louis and Dominic Knittel.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jack, her brother, Tom, her sister, Eileen, and her son, John Patrick Burns, Jr.

Father Phil DeVolder of Sacred Heart Catholic Church will officiate the funeral mass

Services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Warsaw, Indiana on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 10:00 am. Calling hours will be one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church on Saturday, January 29, 2011. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery – Warsaw, Indiana.

McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel – Warsaw, Indiana is in charge of arrangements.
The family kindly requests memorial contributuions be made to:

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Scholarship Fund
125 N. Harrison Street
Warsaw, Indiana 46580
or
Kosciusko Home Care
and Hospice
P. O. Box 1196
Warsaw, Indiana 46581-1196



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