Mrs. Julia Carolyn (Ramsey) Sieglitz-Burke, age 86, of Madison, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on December 3, 1929, in Westport, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Rev. H.G. and Catherine Jane (Ennis) Ramsey. She was a 1947 graduate of Rockport High School and attended the Lockyear’s Business College in Evansville, Indiana. Julia was united in marriage in January 1948 in Grandview, Indiana, to the late, Robert Shrode. She moved from Tell City, Indiana to Vevay, Indiana in July 1953, when her father became the minister at the Reuter Chapel United Methodist Church. Julia was later united in marriage on April 18, 1954, in Vevay, Indiana, to the late, Paul V. Sieglitz. She was employed as Office Manager for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indian, from 1953 to 1954. Julia worked for a short time for the newspaper office in Vevay, Indiana in 1964. She also worked at the Madison State Hospital from 1965 to 1967 then at the Markland Locks and Dam from 1967 to 1977. Julia was later united in marriage on September 4, 1970 in Moorefield, Indiana, to the late, Myers V. Burke. Julia owned and operated The Yoke on Main Street in Vevay, Indiana. Julia moved to Madison, Indiana and then to the Hanover community. Julia later moved to Quitman, Georgia with her daughter, Deborah and owned and operated Mallory Manor Bed & Breakfast from 1993 to 1994. Julia later returned to the Madison community and bought a home on Van Buren Drive and owned and operated Happy Valley Country Inn Bed & Breakfast for several years. Julia cared for her parents when they returned to the Vevay community. Julia was a member of the First Baptist Church in Madison, Indiana. She enjoyed collecting antiques and family heirlooms. She taught piano lessons for approximately 50 years and played the organ for several churches in the Vevay and Madison areas for several years. Julia was a gifted seamstress and enjoyed knitting, gardening, especially violets, keeping a meticulous home and lawn and arts and crafts. She also enjoyed making dolls and doll clothing and collecting dolls. Julia was a devoted mother and meema and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Julia passed away at 9:31 pm, Sunday, April 3, 2016, at her residence in Madison, Indiana.
Julia will be dearly missed by her daughters: Cynthia Griffith of Pleasant, IN, Deborah Crawford and her husband: Jack of Brunswick, GA and Paula Jo Rand and her husband: Todd of Milton, KY; her 12-grandchildren: Travis Griffith, Brandon Griffith, Diana Griffith, John Wesley Ritch, Natalie Walker, Jesse Peddie, Lindsay Taylor, Cory Smith, Christopher Smith, Neal Smith, Christian Shrode and Emma Shrode; her 24-great-grandchildren; her great-great-grandchild; her 2-great-grandchildren that are expected and her son-in-law: Rocky Smith of Rising Sun, IN.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Rev. H.G. and Catherine Jane (Ennis) Ramsey; her 1st-husband: Robert Shrode; her 2nd-husband: Paul V. Sieglitz, died March 12, 1983; her 3rd-husband: Myers V. Burke, died January 3, 1987; her sons: Joe Vernon Sieglitz, died April 1956 and James Ramsey Shrode, died October 1986; her daughters: Sara Lynn Sieglitz, died February 1963 and Laura C. Sieglitz Smith, died April 28, 1991; her son-in-law: Terry Keith Griffith, died November 23, 2008 and her sister: Marilyn Kreisle.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Pastor James Smith,at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Memorial contributions may be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.