Elizabeth Irene “Libby” Burtron, 75, Sheridan, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday evening, March 24, 2020.
Born Aug. 22, 1944 in Frankfort, Ind. she was the daughter of the late Basil E. and Dortha M. (Goodner) Conrad.
After graduating from Noblesville High School with the Class of 1962 she attended Pentecostal Bible College in Tupelo, Miss. On June 4, 1965, she and Claude Vinton Burtron were married.
Mrs. Burtron loved being a wife, a mother to her three children and loved being a grandmother to her seven grandchildren.
Her Christ-centered life was lived in service to others, especially children. She taught Sunday School at The Bible Church for more than 50 years, often dressing up in Bible times costumes and using puppets to share the message of Jesus Christ. Early in her work-life Libby cared for and served the residents of the Hamilton County Home. There she did all things a caregiver was to do; cook, nurture, entertain, and, most of all, love those who didn’t have families of their own. When the Hamilton County Home closed, Mrs. Burtron started a 30-year career serving the children of Adams and Sheridan Elementary schools. There she taught kindergarteners how to read, write, use scissors, follow directions and have fun learning.
There wasn’t much she wouldn’t try to repair or restore. Whether it was replacing a light switch, painting, or restoring antique furniture, she enjoyed working with her hands and just making things better. She loved working in her Amish Garden where she had a grove of wildflowers, steppingstones and many other things she enjoyed. She also loved to bake and even had a cake decorating business for many years.
Everything she did she did so with love and a smile. Anyone who knew her would describe her as being “sweet.” Words of complaint were rarely in her vocabulary and simply being kind was her persona and character. Mrs. Burtron lived each and every moment with grace, poise and dignity and a captivating smile.
She is missed greatly by her family, but they know she no longer struggles, and they will see her again soon.
Survivors include her loving husband Claude Vinton Burtron; sons, Anthony W. “Tony” (Beth) Burtron of Westfield, and Jason T. “Todd” (Tami) Burtron of Sheridan; daughter, Alicia A. (Danan) Amsbury of Sheridan; seven grandchildren, Wade Burtron, Zane Burtron, Emme Burtron, Annaka Burtron, Weston Burtron, Isaiah Amsbury and Noah Amsbury; two great-grandchildren, Kinley Burtron and Brayden Burtron; two sisters, Janet (Durell) Wildman of Cincinnati and Norma Wilhoite of Westfield; and many nieces, nephews and cousins who will all miss her deeply.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and by her brother-in-law, John “Buddy” Wilhoite.
Through the recommendation of public health officials private family services will be held at this time. Mrs. Burtron's son Todd Burtron will be officiating.
A celebration of life is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2020 at North Fields Church (The Bible Church), 1478 W. State Rd. 38 in Sheridan. Friends and family may pay their respects from 10 a.m. until the time of service. She was laid to rest at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan.
Memorial contributions may be presented to the Sheridan Youth Assistance Program, 24185 Hinesley Rd., Sheridan, Indiana 46069.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kercheval Funeral Home in Sheridan.