Joan Darlene Burd

Joan Darlene Burd, 76, of Bettsville, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at her residence.

Joan was born Jan. 23, 1937, in Marion, to Willard Charles Day and Isabelle (Murray) Herr. She married Richard Burd Aug. 30, 1952, in Indiana, and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son, Richard L. Burd II of Tiffin; daughter, Denise Elaine Walters of Illinois; three grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 16 stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, David Charles Day of Tiffin; and a sister, Katheryn Amon of Pennsylvania.

Joan was a homemaker and a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Bettsville. She was a member of Tiffin Moose Lodge and a social member of the Bettsville American Legion.

Joan also was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Edward Charles Burd; and a sister, Sandra Jean Day.

Her memorial service will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, Bettsville with the Rev. Kelly Forrester officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Union Cemetery, Old Fort.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 3-4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice Care or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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