ALBION — Kathryn Joan Secrist, 72, of Albion, passed away at 6:48 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
She was born Jan. 24, 1940, in Plymouth, the daughter of Richard Max and Pearl Irene (Tracy) Burgh.
A former resident of Mentone and Goshen, she moved to Merriam 24 years ago.
She attended Etna Green High School and was a housewife and homemaker.
She was a member of Curbside Cruisers, Fort Wayne, Route 30 Car Cruisers, Columbia City and Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, Merriam.
Survivors include her three sons, Jeff A. Secrist of Syracuse, Richard Jay (Kimberly) Secrist of Warsaw and Joseph L. (Lisa) Secrist of Mentone; longtime loving companion, Brice D. Overman, Albion; grandchildren, Adam Secrist, Syracuse, Christopher Secrist, Mentone, Timothy Farner, Warsaw, Kayanna Secrist, Warsaw and Megan Secrist, Mentone; brother, Jerry (Jeanne) Burgh of Walnut, Calif.; three nephews, John, Theron, Jr. and Jared Overman; two nieces, Tina Burgh and Amanda Ream.
She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son, Kevin Dean Secrist, brothers, Steven Beryl and Robert George Burgh.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
The funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor George Cecil officiating.
Burial will follow at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam. Memorial gifts may be given in Mrs. Secrist’s memory to Fort Wayne Transplant Support Group.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com  to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.