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Mary L. Burgdoerfer, 94, a lifelong Orange, resident passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 in Richmond IN. Mary was born in Franklin County, on March 19, 1922 to the late Chester and Mary (Scott) Matney.
Mary was a graduate of Milroy High School. She married Harry Burgdoerfer Jr. on Sept. 15, 1942 and he preceded her in death on August 4, 1996. Mary worked on the cabinet line at American Central later changed to Connersville D&M for 17 years and had the Burgdoerfer Grocery in Orange for 20 years. Mary was a member of Orange Christian Church.
Survivors include 2 sons, Jack Burgdoerfer and wife Janice, Edward D. Burgdoerfer and wife Debbie both of Rush County, 1 brother, Chester Matney Jr and wife Marjorie of Moscow, 7 grandchildren, 7 great- grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Mary was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville. Bill Linville will preside. Friends are welcome to visit from 11:30 a.m., until the time of service that same day at the mortuary. Burial will follow in Laurel North Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Moster Mortuary.
Published on November 28, 2016
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