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Monday, October 8th, 2012
Ruth Burch
Ruth Ann Burch 56, Anna, died Sept. 30, 2012, during a pilgrimage trip to Mejugorje, Croatia. 
She was born Nov. 3, 1955, in Sidney, to Cletus & Mary Ruth Homan Hoying, who survive. On Oct. 5, 1984, she married Gale Burch, who survives.
Also surviving are two children, Andrew and Rebecca Burch, at home; brother and sisters, Mark (June) Hoying, Angie (Tom) Albers and Anita (Jack) Billing, all of McCartyville; her father-in-law, Buss (Cheryl) Burch, Lakeview; siblings-in-law, Doug (Kay) Burch, Jackson Center, Dan (Marcia) Burch, Lakeview, Tim (Holly) Burch, Lakeview, and Joyce (Ron) Carr, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Deceased is her mother-in-law, Betty Jean Burch.
She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, McCartyville, and its Rosary Altar Sodality, flower committee, education committee for CCD and served as cantor. She worked at Billing Insurance.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. John Tonkin officiating.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Shelby County Right to Life.
Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.
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