Susan Brennan Burt, 70, passed away at her home in Cornville, Ariz. on Feb.
19, 2007 following a swift battle with inflammatory breast cancer.
A Chesterton resident for the past 35 years, she was born May 24, 1936 in
Sac City, Iowa, the daughter of Elizabeth and Hugh Morton.
She is survived by husband Jack F. Burt, a Valparaiso native; daughter
Cheryl Brennan Fanning of Ariz.; sons, Terry Brennan of Jackson Twp. and
Matthew Brennan of Ariz. and a stepdaughter, Mary Burt Connors of
Susan was the fifth of nine children and the oldest daughter. She was an
honor student graduating valedictorian and a thespian. She served in the
United States Marine Corps, attended Cornell College in Iowa, The University
of San Francisco, Joliet Junior College and Purdue North Central, where she
earned a degree in nursing. She worked for a few years as an RN at Walters
and Porter Memorial Hospitals.
She later became a professional insurance agent and office manager at Burt
Insurance Agency of Valparaiso, where she worked until Sept. 2006. She was
an avid reader, animal lover, gardener, amateur carpenter, self-taught
musician (piano, harmonica and accordion) and a fan of good music.
Family services were held in Arizona.