Rita Burris, 60, of Terre Haute, died 6:34 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Union Hospital.
She was born July 25, 1945, in Seattle, Wash., as the daughter of John and Rose Smith. She was a full blooded Cree Indian. Following school she married Norman Gene Burris who has preceded her in death.
She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Terre Haute.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; one daughter, Julia Kim, and one brother, Thomas Burris.
She is survived by five sons, Eddie, Ben, Kevin, Howard and Kirk Burris; three daughters, Paula Burris, JoAnn Thomas and Betty Jo Means; two brothers, Wes Burris and Robert Smith and three sisters, Angie Neice, Debbie Burris and Tina Wey.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Baptist Church in Terre Haute. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday with burial to follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery in Brazil. Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Moore Funeral Home, PO Box 459, Brazil IN 47834 to defray cost of funeral services. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com to send condolences to the family or for more information.