Ruth H. Burns, age
91 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Crown Point,
She was born
February 8, 1923 in Chicago, Ill., to Axel and Engborg (Mortensen) Adler,
both of whom preceded her in death.
She was married in
1943 to Robert E. Burns, who also preceded her in death.
She is survived by
her grandchildren, Barbara (Michael) Ingram of Crown Point, Ind., Jerry
Burns, Jr., of Key West, Fla., and Desiree and Justin Johnson of Wheatfield,
Ind.; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Nathan, Bethany and Haley Ingram and
nephews, Tom and Gary Lindquist.
She was also
preceded in death by her sons, Bobby and Jerry Burns; daughter, Linda Burns;
and sister, Evelyn (John) Lindquist.
Ruth worked as a
taste tester for Quaker Oats and retired in 1988. She was a member of PETA
and loved animals, especially her cats Ming and Miss Kitty and enjoyed
feeding her birds. She dedicated her life to her family and was always there
to take care of them. She was funny, quick witted and loved to tease. She
will be greatly missed and is loved by so many.
will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, with Father Andrew Corona
Visitation will be
held on Wednesday, March 26, from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at
7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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