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 Sep 19231 and 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 Sep 1947 also in Indianapolis). She had 4 children: Marvin Eugene, Gary, Terry and Dorothy Louise.
During her life, she was living at her birthplace on 1 Apr 1930; in Morgan, Owen, Indiana on 1 Apr 1940 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.
Marriage date (27 Dec 1943) has no citations
Residence record for 1990 contains no citation
Location for 3 Apr 1930 (Clay, Owen, Indiana, USA) differs from father's (Joe Zink Road, Clay, Owen, Indiana, USA)
Listed in the residence for 1990, but spouse Hershel Butler is not
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