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Obituary: William Bearl Burdine, Indianapolis

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William Bearl Burdine, 81, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013. He was a resident of Indianapolis.

He was born Aug. 10, 1931, in Pulaski County, Ky., to the late Amel and Ada Burdine.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane (Murphy) Burdine; children, Sheryll (Mike) O’Leary and Mike (Debbie) Burdine; grandchildren, Heather (Scott), Heidi (Jeremy), Daniel and David; great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Zoë, Nolan, Sophia, Nicholas, Colton and Garrett; brother, Jerry Burdine; sisters, Josephine Turner and Vivian Williams; and many friends.

Bearl retired after several years of employment at both Hygrade and Ford Motor Company. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports.

A service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Bearl will be laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.

You are invited to visit www.wilsonstpierre.com, where you may leave the family a personal message or order flowers.

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