October 1, 1919 - May 15, 2019

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Monday, May 20, 2019 11:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home

Visitation

Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home

Louise Burkitt, 99 of Urbana, has crossed over to be in the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Urbana Place.
She was born October 1, 1919 in Poplar Grove, Ohio. She retired from Grimes Mfg. Louise loved serving Christ; she was a charter member of Catawba Christian Fellowship. She said," Urbana had always been home", "It was God's will to move to Champaign, County" (in 1962).
She loved cooking, gardening, especially her flowers, and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, all of her in-laws, and her church family.
She is survived by her Children, Paula (Ken) Williams, Linda (Bill) Tissot, David (Nancy) Evans, Richard (Marsha) Evans, Steve (Susan) Evans, Debra (Paul) Wright, Marcia (Ned) Bailey, Rick (Susan) Evans; and step daughters, Betty Coffey, and Brenda (Paul) Browning. She has 112 grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Minnie Mae Mead and George Thompson; Paul Evans (husband and father of their children), Emmitt Burkitt (2nd husband); her brothers Carl Thompson and Harold (June) Thompson, her sisters Ruth (Ben) Hilterbran and Mary (John) Jenkins; her son Carl (Diane) Evans; a nephew Stacy James Thompson (raised by Paul and Louise);her sons-in-law John Ball and Larry Reed; her grandsons Brandon Evans and Bryan Tissot; great granddaughter Grace Phillips and great grandson Colin Crisler.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-5 PM on Sunday, May 19, 2019 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 20, 2019 with Pastor Steve Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Catawba Christian Fellowship Church in Louise's memory, 58 Persimmon St., Catawba, Ohio 43010.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com

Condolences

Alvera Conyers - May 20, 2019
To the family of: Louise Burkitt This is a sad time for the family; The Bible gives us hope of seeing all our loved one again. Act 24:15 states: There will be a resurrection of the dead. That will be a joyful time when we can welcome our loved one home again.
Harold and Suzi VanHoose - May 18, 2019
Our hearts are sad at the loss of this precious saint, but our souls rejoice that she has joined our savior! We will uphold you all in prayer during this difficult time of mourning. Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain, but we know you are already aware of this 🙏🏻 God Bless, The VanHoose Family Harold, Suzi and Ann
Lillian I Forson - May 18, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. She will be sadly missed by many people. Louise was a great friend and I will miss her greatly.
Sherry and Orin Fleming - May 16, 2019
A wonderful lady will be missed. Such a blessing to be around. Prayers for family.
Debbie DeWine-Coffey - May 16, 2019
She was the sweetest lady! She always remembered my boys and their love for pumpkin pie!! RIH grandma Louise. Debbie, Jared, Justin, and Kyle Coffey.
Phyliss Helterbrand Fryman - May 16, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Aunt Louise was my Dad's best childhood memory. He always talked about her with love.

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