Hartford CityEvelyn G. Burch, 98, passed away March 31, 2016 at her residence.
The last surviving child of ten children, she was born in Winslow, Indiana on January 28, 1918 to Rev. George Gilbert Burch and Mary Lois (Willis) Burch. She graduated from Mount Olympus High School, Mount Olympus, Indiana and received a B.A. in 1941and a M.A. in 1942 from Indiana University.Evelyn worked as a translator for the Department of Defense from 1943 to 1970, retiring in 1970. She spoke and translated seven different languages. She also enjoyed reading, genealogy, theology and traveled extensively with Smithsonian tours.
Evelyn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Hartford City and had been a member of New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C. for fifty-three years before moving to Hartford City in 2006. She was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha.Surviving are seventeen nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2016 in Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St. Hartford City with Pastor Susan Finley presiding.Friends may call on Sunday from 1 – 3 p.m. in the funeral home.
Burial will be made at 3 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2016 in Sunset Cemetery, Winslow, Indiana.Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 117 W. Franklin St., Hartford City, Indiana 47348.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.watersfuneralhomes.com.