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Kraft Funeral Service

708 East Spring Street, New Albany, IN

OBITUARY

Martha Jane (Cole) Burden

December 3, 1922September 12, 2019
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Martha Jane Burden, 96 years of age passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family members. Jane was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany.

She loved talking and meeting people. She enjoyed many activities, including going to square dances, round dances, line dances, and clogging with her daughter, Deborah. She was an honorary member of Sunnyside Solos Square Dance group. She also enjoyed going to classic guitar concerts with her son, Donald. She had been a volunteer usher at the Kentucky Center for 25 years. She was also a volunteer usher at the Ogle Center in New Albany for 10 years, and at the Palace Theather and Actor’s Theater in Louisville, Kentucky.

Jane was a retired Cub Scout den mother, retired Avon lady and former babysitter. She enjoyed participating in lip sync and acting shows at the Holy Family Theater group in New Albany. In recent time, she was an avid enthusiast of the television programs, “Little Couple” and game shows, “Let’s Make a Deal”, “Wheel of Fortune”, and “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”. She also liked to draw, was an amateur artist, and collected rooster decorations.

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Burden and son, Don Burden. Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Burden.

Visitation will be 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm Monday, September 16, 2019 at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. Her Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 am Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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Jacqueline Murphy

September 18, 2019

Deborah,

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing! She was so much fun to talk to and had a wonderful life! Now her and Ruth can start causing hell in heaven!

Jackie Norwood Murphy

Tony Kincade

September 16, 2019

Deborah, your mother was a delight and everyone who knew her was very fond of her. She always had kind words when we spoke. You should be very proud of yourself for being by your mothers side in the years she needed you the most. I have much admiration for you.

Larry Stidam

September 13, 2019

It was always joyful to see and speak to Jane. Jane would tell us lots of funny stories. She would share her wisdom and words as well as different events. She enjoyed watching the Square Dancers very much where ever she might be visiting. I can see Jane dancing and amusing those in Heaven. Bless her family.

Robin & Melinda Lemen

September 13, 2019

Our condolences to you and your family. We enjoyed seeing your Mother at square dances and know she enjoyed watching everyone dance.

Sally Rake-Taylor

September 12, 2019

R.I.P. Jane! You will be missed by all who knew you! Your smiling face lit up a room when you entered. Our thoughts and prayers are with Deborah and Donald.

RICH AND EILENE LEWIS

September 12, 2019

We really enjoyed talking to your Mom. She always said how much she enjoyed watching us dance. Going to miss her smiling face

Deborah Burden

September 12, 2019

She will be greatly missed. She was my mother and best friend. We did everything together. She loved going to the Kentucky Center, Actor's , The Palace and Ogle Center. She loved to act in funny skits for the Holy Family Theatre Group. She enjoyed watching square dancing , Round Dancing, Clogging and Line Dancing, She never met a stranger and enjoyed talking with everyone.

patsy bolton

September 12, 2019

This was my favorite aunt. Very funny and a wonderful cook. Had a good insite on people. I loved her so much and will miss her so very much. I am so sorry Debbie and Donald. Love you guys. God Bless you both.

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Biography

Martha Jane Burden, 96 years of age passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family members. Jane was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany.

She loved talking and meeting people. She enjoyed many activities, including going to square dances, round dances, line dances, and clogging with her daughter, Deborah. She was an honorary member of Sunnyside Solos Square Dance group. She also enjoyed going to classic guitar concerts with her son, Donald. She had been a volunteer usher at the Kentucky Center for 25 years. She was also a volunteer usher at the Ogle Center in New Albany for 10 years, and at the Palace Theather and Actor’s Theater in Louisville, Kentucky.

Jane was a retired Cub Scout den mother, retired Avon lady and former babysitter. She enjoyed participating in lip sync and acting shows at the Holy Family Theater group in New Albany. In recent time, she was an avid enthusiast of the television programs, “Little Couple” and game shows, “Let’s Make a Deal”, “Wheel of Fortune”, and “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”. She also liked to draw, was an amateur artist, and collected rooster decorations.

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Burden and son, Don Burden. Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Burden.

Visitation will be 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm Monday, September 16, 2019 at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. Her Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 am Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net