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Larry Kent Burwell, age 78, of Frankton passed away May 25, 2019 at Westminster Village in Muncie after suffering a stroke in January.
Larry was born on February 20, 1941 in Elwood, Indiana to Jack and Ruth (Spahr) Burwell. He graduated from Wendell L. Wilkie High School in 1959. He married Doris A. Hartley, his high school sweetheart in 1961. Larry began working for the Elwood Call-Leader as a photographer while still in high school. He then began a Millwright Apprenticeship for Guide Lamp in 1963 and he retired in 1999 after 33 years.
Larry enjoyed many hobbies over the years including building muzzleloaders, restoring 5 Model A Ford cars and was interested in railroad pocket watches. He formed many friendships over the years through his special interests. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends as well as traveling. He was an active member of the Frankton Christian Church, NMA and NAWCC.
Larry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doris; daughters Jill (fiance’ Chris Poland) Burwell; Holly (Toby) Bell and Joy (Mike) Jackson; grandchildren Logan Kiplinger, Lydia (Logan) Hiser, Noah Ayers, Emily Ayers, Natalie Jackson, Owen Jackson and Taylor Kiplinger; great-grandsons Brayden Kiplinger and Lukas Hiser; brother and sister-in-law Jim and Martha Burwell of Cumming, GA, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mary Beth and John Kilander of Wabash, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Ruth Burwell, father-in-law and mother-in-law Vernon and Georgia Hartley and nephew Craig Dowling.
Services will be held Thursday, May 30 at Harper Dunnichay Funeral Home in Frankton at 2:00 pm with Roger Brooks officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 29 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. Memorial contributions can be made to Frankton Christian Church or Community Hospital Anderson Foundation ICAN program through the funeral home. Condolences can be sent to www.dunnichayfuneralhome.com. The family would like to thank caregivers and therapists from Community Hospital Anderson, Riverview Acute Rehabilitation and Westminster Village for their care of Larry and family.