Mary E. Michel Burton, 96, North Manchester, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. She was born June 27, 1920, in Wabash, to William and Flora Edith (Boyer) Gahl. On Feb. 11, 1938, she married Fremont Michel. He died April 3, 1976. She then married James Burton on Oct. 20, 1981. He died March 19, 2005.
Mary was a homemaker and farmer’s wife. She enjoyed playing Bunco, raising African Violets and gardening. She attended Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester. She also belonged to her local Home-Ec Club for years.
She is survived by her son: Gene (Sharon) Michel, North Manchester; daughter: Lois (Dick) Norwood, Huntington; sister: Leoda Sands, Huntington; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. One brother: William Gahl Jr.; and one sister: Ruth Bechtold are deceased.
Family and friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, August 5, at McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Rev. Sue Babovec will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Mary E. Michel Burton, memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice, Warsaw.