US Army


Robert Allen Burris

March 21, 1937 ~ December 31, 2018 (age 81)

Robert Allen Burris, age 81, of New Haven, Indiana died Monday, December 31, 2018 at Majestic Care Center in New Haven.  Mr. Burris was born in Washington Township near Columbia City, Indiana on March 21, 1937 to the late John James and Ruth Marie (Kummer) Burris. He honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1954-1957. He was employed for 32 years with BF Goodrich in Woodburn, Indiana before retiring in 1994.  He married Carolyn Sue (Muehlenbruck) Hughes in 2006. Robert was a member of the United Rubber Workers Union, the American Legion, Moose Lodge, and Eagles Lodge all in New Haven. 

Survivors include:
Wife, Carolyn Burris of New Haven.
Daughter, Roberta Burris Smart of Fort Wayne.
Daughter, Michelle and Stan Elliot of Huntington.
Daughter, Mary and Wayne Kummer of Lebanon.
Daughter, Lisa and Scott Key of Angola.
Daughter, Keli and Kenny Coe of Lebanon.
Son, John and Jackie Burris of Hamilton.
Son, Wayne and Michaele of Fort Wayne.
17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 4, 2019 at 8:00 AM at the chapel at Veterans Administration Hospital, Marion, Indiana. 
Burial with military honors will follow at 9:00 AM Marion National Cemetery. 
Pallbearers will be Ryan Smart, Andrew Elliot, Matthew Key, Justin Burris, Phillip Coe, Zachary Elliot, and Tanner Key.

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