Kathryn M. Bullerdick, 90, of Brazil passed away in her home the morning of March 22, 2006.
She was born November 17, 1915, in Poland, Indiana, the daughter of Riley and Julia Mathis Allen. She attended school in Reelsville. On August 20, 1932, she married F. Clyde Bullerdick. She and Clyde lived in the Poland area until 1972 when they moved to Brazil to be closer to their grandchildren. She was a member of the Poland Zion United Church of Christ. She began her work career at the Post Office in Poland. She later worked at the Poland Bank from 1952 until 1973 when she transferred to the branch of the First Bank and Trust at I-70. She retired from her banking career in 1982. She was a charter member of the Building Trades program of the Clay Community Schools. She was the trustee of the Poland Chapel Cemetery for over 40 years. She found her joy in life as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Sam Emmert; grandchildren, Brad Emmert and girl friend Pam Pell, and Kim and Steven O'Dell; special nieces Mary Landes and husband Virgil, Ethel Jordan and husband Junior, and Betty Hudson; brother-in-law, Herschel Bullerdick and wife LaVera of Poland; two sisters-in-law, Edna Ahlemeyer of Terre Haute, and Helen Kinder and husband Dale of Oregon; special caregiver, Mary Lu Lucas; many other nieces, nephews and extended family. She also had her constant companion, "Buster Brown" at her side for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband F. Clyde Bullerdick in December of 1993; an infant son, Richard Lee Bullerdick; two brothers, William Allen, and Lawrence Allen; one sister Agnes Spears.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at French Funeral Home with the Rev. Jennifer Dressler officiating. Burial will follow at Poland Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and again Saturday prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Clay Community Foundation or to the Poland Chapel Cemetery Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.