Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
April 10, 2014 11:02 am EDT


OCALA, Fla. — Ara Louise Flack, 93, of 42nd Place, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala.

She was born Aug. 6, 1920, in Coshocton County, to the late Robert A. and Edna (Cullison) Burch. She married W. Ralph Flack, who preceded her in death. She was a 60 year resident of Howard, where she was a member of the Howard Christian Church and their Willing Workers. She was a long-time member of the Howard Garden Club. She enjoyed making a home, gardening, and traveling the United States.

She is survived by a daughter, Tana Casey, a granddaughter, Shannon Casey, and a grandson, John Casey all of Ocala, Fla.; a sister, Elsie Spurgeon of Mount Vernon; two brothers, James G. Burch of Chicago, Ill., and Darrell E. Burch of Anaheim, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Joan Burch of Fredericktown, and Clita Burch of Newark; and several nieces and nephews throughout Ohio, Alaska, Illinois, South Carolina, Missouri and California.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two infant children; a sister, Esther (James) Rutledge; two brothers, Clarence and Calvin Burch; a son-in-law, John J. Casey; a sister-in-law, Anna Burch; and a brother-in-law, Paul Spurgeon.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 11 a.m., at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville with Pastor Dave Spaulding officiating. Burial will follow in Workman Cemetery. Calling hours are from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Visit

Memorial donations may be made to the Howard Christian Church, 12440 Mary St., Howard, OH 43028; or to the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County,

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