Barbara Ann Burt, 84, of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away peacefully on Friday, December 13, 2019. She was born on July 17, 1935 the daughter of Jack and Ethel Burger. On August 28, 1959 she married J. Philip Burt.
Barbara was a devoted wife and mother. She was pioneer as the second female to graduate from Michigan law school and first in her class. She was a dedicated civic leader, serving as president and chairman of both the Fort Wayne Community Foundation and the Foellinger Foundation.
She was honored in the state of Indiana for her outstanding contributions to philanthropy and was awarded an honorary doctorate. She loved plants and in her work contributed to the funding of Fort Wayne Botanical Gardens.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Phil Burt of Fort Wayne, IN; two sons, Brian and Steve; daughter, Julie; five grandchildren, Cormac; Shannon; Quinn; Benjamin and Ryan.
Private family services are being arranged by D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes - Covington Knolls.
Memorial contributions can be made to Barbara Burt Development Fund in care of Fort Wayne Community Foundation, 555 East Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. www.domccombandsons.com
Barbara Burt Development Fund in C/O Fort Wayne Community Foundation555 East Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802