Ella Louise Bixler 1923 - 1990

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The 3rd of 6 children of Ralph Bixler (a farmer) and Nellie Parrish, Ella Bixler, the fifth cousin once-removed on the mother's side of Nigel Horne (also known as Kitty Bixler), was born in Clay, Owen, Indiana, USA on 10 Sept 19231 was married 3 times, to Hershel Butler (on 4 Oct 1939 in Brazil, Clay, Indiana, USA), Marvin Burgess (on 27 Dec 1943 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana) and Charles Lewis (on 13 Sept 1947 also in Indianapolis). She had 4 children: Gary and Terry with Charles Eugene, Dorothy Louise with Hershel Henry, and Marvin Eugene with Marvin Eugene.

During her life, she was living at Joe Zink Road, Clay, Owen, Indiana on 2 Apr 19304; in Morgan, Owen, Indiana on 1 Apr 19405 with her future husband, Hershel Henry; and at 206 Columbia Street, Roachdale, Putnam, Indiana in 1990.

She died on 13 Oct 1990 at Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana2 (lung Cancer Obituary: RITES AT GREENCASTLE FOR KITTY BURGESS, 67; Mrs. Kitty L. (Bixler) Burgess, 67, resident of Roachdale, died Saturday, October 13 at the Putman County Hospital. Born September 10, 1923, in Spencer, she was the daughter of Ralph and Nellie (Parrish) Bixler. She attended the Greencastle Church of God. Mrs. Burgess was employed at the former Automotive Armature and the RCA Corporation, both located in the Indianapolis area. Survivors are four sons and two daughter-in-laws, gary and Tina Lewis of Roachdale; terry Lewis of Las Vegas, Nevada; Rick and and Debra Noriega of Roachdale; Johnny Poarch of Huntsville, Alabama; three sisters, Ruth Addy of Spencer; Pauline Weaver of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas; Katherine Simmerman of Greencastle; three half-brothers, Arthur Snider of Brazil; Joe Bixler of Lafayette; Raymond Bixler of Pendleton; and six grandchildren. She was prceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Dorothy ; one son Marvin Burgess; one brother, one sister, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Tuesdday, october 16 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home in Greencastle. The Rev. Gene Weatherington will officiate. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle; Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 15 at the funeral home. Kitty married Marvin Eugene Burgess on December 27, 1943 in indianapolis, Indiana; She married a second time to Charles Eugene Lewis on September 13, 1947 in Indianaplois, Indiana) and was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, Greencastle on 16 Oct 1990.



  1. Ralph Voris was born on 30 Sept 1896
  2. Nellie May was born on 3 Mar 1903


  1. Marvin Eugene was born on 19 May 1946
  2. Dorothy Louise was born on 22 Jan 1940


Ellie Bixler - birth certificate

Ellie Bixler - birth certificate

Ella Louise Bixler

Ella Louise Bixler

Ella Bixler - death certificate

Ella Bixler - death certificate

Ella Bixler - gravestone

Ella Bixler - gravestone




Family Tree

Family Tree



  1. Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940
  2. Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011
  3. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
  4. US Census 1930 - Findmypast (was age 6 and the daughter of the head of the household)
  5. US Census 1940 - Findmypast (was age 16 and the wife of the head of the household)

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Marriage date (27 Dec 1943) has no citations

Residence record for 1990 contains no citation

Listed in the residence for 1990, but spouse Hershel Butler is not

Joe Zink Road, Clay, Owen, Indiana, USA isn't found

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