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Monday, February 28, 2005

Gertrude Mong Maurer Burkitt, 90, of Center Point died at 1:45 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Clay County Health Center in Brazil.

Born Sept. 4, 1914, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Nick and Cora McCullough Mong.

She was a graduate of Brazil High School in 1933 and married Cecil E. Maurer on July 1, 1933. He died May 11, 1980. She then married George Burkitt who passed away in December 1995.

She worked at Columbia Records for 20 years and retired in 1979.

She was a member of the Ashboro United Methoidst Church and enjoyed flowers, gardening and crocheting, making afghans for her children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a son-in-law, Oren Muenster; a brother, Harley Mong; a sister, Wanita Cummins; and a grandson, Barry L. Maybaugh.

Survivors include two sons, Larry and wife, Phyllis Maurer, of Center Point and Terry and wife, Gina Maurer, of Vellonia, Ind.; three daughters, Betty Lou and husband, Robert Beslasco, of Lufkin, Texas, Edna Ann and husband, Ron Maybaugh, of Greencastle, Ind., and Judy Marie Muenster of Greenfield, Ind.; a stepson, Dale and wife, Vicki Burkitt, of Seelyville, Ind.; a brother, Roy Mong, of Mooresville, Ind.; 12 grandchildren, Sherri Myers, Jeff Belasco, Jackie Zimmerman, Darren Maybaugh, Leanne True, Steven Maurer, Christine Heffner, Delaina Boyd, Lisa Hoffman, Tiffany Muenster-Licht, Matthew Maurer and Megan Maurer; a stepgranddaughter, Stephanie Burkitt; 25 great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at the Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave., on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Myron James officiating. Burial will follow at Center Point Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, 5-8 p.m.

Donations may be made to the Center Point Family Life Center of Ashboro United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

To light a candle in her memory, visit www.millermemorialchapel.com.