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Emma Burch

Emma Burch

Mrs. Curtis Burch of Lucas, KY, also known as Miss Emma or Nannie to those closest to her, died at T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY on July 26, 2009 @ 12:30 a.m. at the age of 81.

Emma is survived by Curtis Burch, Sr., her husband of almost 66 years; her two sons, Curtis Burch, Jr. and wife, Ruth, of Bowling Green, and Ricky Burch and wife, Nancy, of Glasgow; a special daughter, Patricia Johnson and husband, James, of Brunswick, GA; her grandchildren, Pixie Jarvis and husband, Dr. Jim Jarvis, Cynthia Burch, Emily Richey and husband, Rollin Richey, and Ellie Burch; her one great-grandchild, Jordan; her sister, Avanell Vacarro and husband, Gene, of Massachusetts.

Emma was born in Montgomery, AL, but spent most of her life in Georgia before moving to Lucas, KY 20 years to be with her two sons & grandchildren. She was 100% dedicated to her family & helping those around her. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.

Her body was donated to the University of Louisville School of Medicine. A memorial service will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 2, 2009, at the Immanuel Baptist Church. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Immanuel Baptist Church, 104 Western Hills Drive, Glasgow, KY 42141.

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17 Entries for Emma Burch

  1. Rich Everett says:


    Our prayers are with you at this time. Emma will be dearly missed. What a sweet lady she was.

    Rich and Jenny Everett

  2. Charlotte Shirley says:

    My Dear Mr. Curtis,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of our lovely and precious Mrs. Emma. She was just a delightful and giving lady. I will always remember you and Mrs Emma being there to help with whatever was asked of you at our Wednesday meals as well as any job that needed to be done. She will be sorely missed by all and please know that I loved her and you so very much. May God sustain you throughout these coming days. I can see her and Mother just chatting away with our Lord and Savior.
    I love you

  3. Arthur & Beverly Hatfield says:

    When we think of Mrs. Burch we think of a beautiful lady full of southern charm, a mothers love, a wonderful friend, someone who loved laughter. The song “Medals for Mother’s ” remind us of her, if anyone deserved all the medals for mother this fine lady did.

    She was one of the most wonderful ladies we ever had the pleasure to meet, know and love. She never met a stranger. She was a beautiful lady with a beautiful soul. She is someone who we was very proud to have known and call a friend.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family that she loved more than life.

    Rest In Peace Mrs. Emma Burch, You will be missed more than you will ever know.

  4. Lorraine Morgan says:

    Aunt Emma will surely be missed by every one that ever had the pleasure of meeting her. Uncle Curtis, Curtis Jr, Ricky & Families, we’ll keep yall in our prayers. I won’t be able to make it up there but know that we love yall all very much. May the LORD wrap his arms around each of yall in the following days.

    Love ,
    Lorraine & Family

  5. Donnie Miller says:

    Ricky, So sorry for your loss. Donnie

  6. W.E. & Doris Adams says:
  7. vickie and carl morgan says:

    Ricky and Curtis, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Time was not on our side to reunite with your parents again after all this time. We are so happy that we were able to be together and enjoy our visit. Maybe next time we will be able to see your dad. I am glad that he will have the two of you by his side in the days ahead which will be hard for him also. I look forward to keeping in touch with you. The memories can be our treasure to hold close to our hearts. Love you, Carl and Vickie Morgan

  8. Diann Roberts says:

    Ricky, Nancy, Emily, Rollin and Ellie,

    Praying for you all . . . I know that Nannie Burch and my Daddy are livin’ it up at the feet of the Master! For me, it just gives me two more good reasons to work in this life so that I can go to Heaven to be with them. I loved Nannie – a true Southern Lady. I love you all, too! Sincerely, Diann Roberts

  9. Peter Netka & Molly Sturdy says:

    Curtis and Ricky,
    So very sorry to hear about the untimely death of you dear Mother. Please accept our most sincere condolances. We wish you the best during this difficult time but know that she will live in your hearts. Warm regards to both of you and your families.
    Peter & Molly

  10. Larry Casteen says:

    The Casteen family would like to express our sorrow over the loss of your dear wife and mother. Please take care of each other. You folks are in our thoughts always.

  11. sonny prentce says:

    Dear family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your Mother. Know we will be thinking of you in the days and months ahead as you grieve. Love, Sonny & Joanie Prentice

  12. Curtis Burch Jr. says:

    I want to thank everyone here for their kind words, thoughts and prayers. She loved everyone and all loved her.
    She is the most wonderful person in my life, I wish I coud be like her. She will always live in my heart. I love you so much Mother!
    Love, Curtis Jr. & Ruth

  13. The Myers Family says:

    Uncle Curtis, Curtis Jr and Ricky,
    Have you all in our prayers, sorry we couldn’t make it to the memorial. Mama, Tammy, Wanda and Lorraine send our love.

  14. Emily Jane Richey says:

    I just wanted to tell you that I love you & you were the most amazing, strongest person whom has ever touched my life!
    Emily Richey

  15. George & Catherine Richey says:

    We are so glad to have met Mrs. Burch – Emily loved her so much and it was a joy to spend the wedding time with you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. Gail & Gene Vaccaro says:

    Dear Uncle Curt , Burch Cousins, Pat and James and Mom Vaccaro….Aunt Emma touched the lives of countless people; she will be missed by all. There are so many things to remember about Aunt Emma, but we’ll never forget her laugh, her great cooking and most of all, her love of life and her love and constant caring, concern and giving to others.
    We are thankful that we were able to see her this past December. We love y’all.

  17. Cynthia Burch says:

    I love and miss you Nannie!