Martha Jane (Crowell) Burns age 76, of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Kendallville, Indiana passed away at 5:30 A.M. on Monday, March 30, 2015 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville, Ohio. Martha was born May 16, 1938 in Kendallville, Indiana to the late Porter & Muriel (King) Crowell.
Martha is survived by her husband, Michael F. Burns whom she married August 6, 1976; children, Mark Harper and wife Karen of Pleasant Hill, California; Karen LaPorte of Bonita Springs, Florida, and Sara Herold and husband Andy of Bloomington, Indiana; grandchildren, John Sciscoe of Bloomington, Indiana, Elizabeth Sciscoe of Bloomington, Indiana, Anna Herold of Bloomington, Indiana and Scott Marden of Los Angeles, California; and a sister, Sara Bir of LaGrange, Indiana.
Martha was the former Dean of Health Sciences at Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba, Michigan. Martha was a member of the Havanese Club of America, Dayton Dog Club and the Greenville Dog Club.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Lakeview Cemetery in Kendallville, Indiana. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Havanese Rescue (www.havaneserescue.com). Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com