Ellen Faye Burnette, age 74, of Elwood, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born in Dayton, Ohio on December 22, 1945, to the late John Curtis Neal and Eurie (Cooper) Brown.
On December 20, 1963 she married Richard Burnette and they shared more than 56 years of marriage together.
Faye worked as a Social Worker. She was a devoted member of Main Street Wesleyan Church and the Elwood Library Literacy Coalition. She loved reading, gardening, cooking and baking. Faye and Richard had Sheltie dogs which was her favorite breed. She loved to travel and loved her good friends at the Elwood Public Library.
Faye is survived by Husband, Richard Burnette , 2 daughters, Amy (Michael) Van den Born and Angie (Garrett) Harrison, 8 grandchildren, Joshua Ball, Adam Benefiel, Emilee Van den Born, Jake Davis, Mason Van den Born, Shelby Davis, Gabrielle Harrison, and Austin Harrison, 6 great grandchildren, sister in law, Sue (Lavon) Colbert, and numerous extended family members.
Faye was preceded in death by her father and his wife, John Curtis and Joann Neal, and her mother and her husband, Eurie and Fred Brown.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood with Rev. Ron Becker and Pastor Tim Becker officiating. Burial will follow in the Elwood City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 11:oo am - 1:00 pm prior to the funeral service at Dunnichay Funeral Home, 1113 S. Anderson St., Elwood, IN 46036.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison County Literacy Coalition or the American Cancer Society through the funeral home .
Online condolences can be given at www.dunnichayfuneralhome.com
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