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Michelle Burns

November 12, 1964 - September 7, 2018

Michelle Burns, age 53, of Indianapolis, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018. She was born on November 12, 1964 in Naha, Okinawa, to James W. and Hiroko Burns. She lived most of her life in Chicago, Illinois, doing what she loved: taking care of people, young and old, through working at and managing several restaurants and pubs, and as an office manager and biller in the healthcare field. Michelle returned to Indianapolis in 2015 to help care for her mother on a full time basis. It was during this time she adopted her furry babies: Spirit and Casper.

She is survived by her mother: Hiroko Burns; sister: Rebecca “Becky” Pfeifer; brothers: James “Jimi” Burns, and Michael Burns; uncle: John Burns; and several nieces and nephews.

Michelle is preceded in death by her father: James W. Burns: maternal grandmother: Matsu Maeda; as well as her paternal grandparents: Ray and Margaret Burns.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Care, 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, IN. 46227.

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