|M. Louise Burns, 97, of Jasper, IN passed away at 10:08 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Indiana.Louise was born in Pike County, IN on February 13, 1917 to Thad and Blanche (Burch) Potter.She was a graduate of Winslow High School, Class of 1933. She married Brady Burns, Feb 08, 1941, in Washington, IN. Brady preceded her in death on June 13, 1987.
Louise was an elementary school teacher for 46 years. Twenty-eight years were spent teaching at Winslow Elementary and 12 years teaching at Elberfeld, IN.
She was a member of of Shiloh United Methodist Church, She started the choir and was the first choir director at the church, and also taught Sunday School for more than 50 years. She was also a member of the Indiana Teachers Association.
She thoroughly enjoyed teaching , but also loved playing the piano and singing, flowers and was very involved in her family.
She is survived by one son, Carl Burns, and his wife, Julie, of Jasper; three grandchildren, Kent Burns and his wife, Patti, of Carmel, Andrea Jones, and her husband, Aaron, of Shoals, and Evan Burns, of Indianapolis; seven great-grandchildren, Haley, Max, and Abby Burns, and Ethan, Austin, Jaden and Ava Jones; and three care-givers, Michelle Luegers, Nancy Blessinger and Mary Rose Knepp.
Preceding her in death were one sister, Lois Jeanne Richeson, and three brothers, Amos, Preston and Raymond Potter.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Jasper, IN, with Pastor Paul Avery officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Cemetery in Oakland City, IN.
Visitation was from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Shiloh United Methodist Church and one hour before service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shiloh United Methodist Church or to a favorite charity.
Online condolences may be made at www.becherk-luesner.com