Ruth “June” Busby Burbrink


Ruth “June” Busby Burbrink, 98, of Jonesville, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at her home.

Born June 15, 1918, at home in Madison County, she was the daughter of Gratten and Mabel McCord Busby, both of whom preceded her in death.

June attended Purdue University majoring in home economics. While at Purdue, she met Kenneth Burbrink, who also preceded her in death. The couple were married Nov. 7, 1942, on the U.S. Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Virginia.

They then moved to San Diego, where she worked for the U.S. Office of Defense during World War II. Following the war, Ken and June returned to the family farm to begin their family. June was a homemaker and then later went to work at the Columbus Regional Hospital as a dietician.

June was a member of The Point in Seymour. She was active in the church as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader, member of Prime Timers and was involved in the mission work at the church. She worked in the nursery and also served as the kitchen coordinator. She enjoyed cooking, reading and gardening. Her joy was serving others.

Survivors include her children, Curtis L. (Jerri) Burbrink of Jonesville and Jane (Don) Dunnington of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Justin (Laura) Burbrink, Jerad Burbrink, Joel (Becky) Burbrink, Deron (Deawn) Dunnington, Jason Dunnington and Kevin (Alisha) Dunnington; great grandchildren, Beau, Brayden, Brooklyn, Brock, Kingen, Ava June, Hannah, Hailey, Luca, Petra, Henry George and Abe; and sister, Marilyn Robb of Denton, Texas.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Busby, and sisters Martha Kinz and Annalee Busby.

The funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Point at 311 Myers St., with Pastor Steve Green officiating. Burial will be at services at Riverview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre and from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be made to The Point, Hospice of Schneck Medical Center or to Burbrink-Dunnington Ministry Endowed Scholarship at Olivet Nazarene University.