Catherine 'Bunky' Burd, 83

Catherine “Bunky” Burd, 83, of 1416 White Oak Drive, St. Marys, died at 6:35 p.m. Thursday Sept. 27, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.

She was born on June 15, 1929, in Petersburg, Va., to Burton Luther and Gracie Marie (Michaels) Boyd, and they preceded her in death.

On July 7, 1945, in Petersburg, Va., she married Paul W. Burd, and he preceded her in death on June 10, 1992.

She is survived by six children, Darlene (Jerry Klopfer) Young of Oviedo, Fla., Russell (Terrie) Burd of Xenia, Deb (Emerson) Arnett of Greenville, Mark Burd of Dayton, Patricia (Eugene) Wedding of St. Marys and Barbara (Walter) Mabry of Montezuma; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two siblings, Elsie (Bob) Jones of Colonial Heights, Va., and Alex Boyd  of Colonial Heights, Va.

She was preceded in death by seven siblings, James Luther Boyd, Margaret Miles, Ernest Boyd, Woodrow Boyd, Ruby Smith, Bernard Boyd and Hubert Boyd; four half-siblings, Frank Boyd, Pearl Boyd, Harvey Boyd and Ada Boyd.

Mrs. Burd was a homemaker. An accomplished seamstress, she made numerous wedding gowns, dresses and suits.

Her favorite pastime was playing Scrabble. She also liked to travel and greatly enjoyed her journeys with fellow senior citizens to such destinations as Branson, Mo., Alaska and the Holy Land.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in St. Marys.

Rites are scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel in St. Marys), with the Rev. Mark Foor officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Baptist Church.

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