MARY ALICE RUHL BURGETTE, 99, of New Haven, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Genesis New Haven Care Center, after a long and grateful life. She was born in rural Allen County, the daughter of the late Cora Zenana Grimm and Chester Ruhl, Sr. She is survived and greatly missed by her children, Robert Burgette; Lynne Khatib; Martha Garey; Nita Davis; Carla Al-Janabi and Jere Jo Burgette; sister, Virginia Stellhorn; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons. She is preceded in death by her husband, Merlin Raymond Burgette, a United Methodist Minister in 1971; and brothers, Paul and Chet Ruhl. Funeral Service is 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 SR 930 E, New Haven, with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials are to the New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Hwy E., New Haven, IN. 46774. For online condolences please visit

POSTED: 06/02/13 at 8:19 am. FILED UNDER: Obits