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Elma Gene Nelson Burch
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Birth: Feb. 6, 1925
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 2005

Elma Gene Burch
80 of Sandpoint, Idaho died September 22, 2005. Elma was born February 6, 1925 in Lansing, MI. She was raised in Vestaburg, MI and has spent her last four years in Idaho. Elma was the daughter of Cornelius and Esther (Vibber) Nelson. Elma's children were a main focus in her life. She was an avid seamstress, along with making all her square dance dresses and matching husband's vests for the many dances they attended. She also made China Dolls, and enjoyed reading and gardening. She is survived by daughters Janice (Gerald) Lovejoy of Eaton Rapids, Patricia Closson of Sandpoint, Idaho, Rebecca (William) Freeman of Dewitt and son Russell Burch, Jr. of Walnut Creek California; brothers, Jack (Fran) Gifford of Riverdale, Stan Gifford of Crystal and sister Dolores Eymann of Lansing; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Russell J. Burch, Sr.; daughter, Karen Sue Burch; sisters, Viviane Nelson, Nila Nelson, Virginia Nelson and Betty Nelson and brother Bill Nelson. Funeral Services well be 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 26, 2005 at St. Peters Catholic Church in Eaton Rapids with Reverend Father Bennett Constantine officiating. Interment will be at Ithaca Cemetery in Ithaca. Visitation will be Sunday, September 25, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association or a Hospice organization. 
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  Russell J. Burch (1920 - 1997)
  Karen Sue Burch (1945 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Married Oct 10 1942 Mother
Note: 573
Ithaca Cemetery
Gratiot County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Glenn Geirland
Record added: Sep 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41828881
Elma Gene <i>Nelson</i> Burch
Added by: Glenn Geirland
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