Jackie and Shirley Burgin

July 3, 2021

Jackie L. Burgin, 69, and Shirley (Horn) Burgin, 66, both of Frankfort, died Saturday, July 3, 2021, along with their beloved dog: Snowball, as a result of an automobile accident.  Jackie was born on November 18, 1951 in Frankfort to Jack and Mary (Myers) Burgin.  Shirley was born on October 19, 1954 in Frankfort to Omer Horn Jr. and Gladys Fern (Robbins) Horn.  They were married on October 21, 1972 in Tennessee.

Jackie was a 1970 graduate of Clinton Central High School.  He worked for Exide Battery in Frankfort for 28 years, Firestone for 12 years, and retired from CNH in Lebanon.  He loved fishing and was a member of the County Line Fishing Club.  He enjoyed mushroom hunting, target practicing, and growing anything from seed – currently a mango tree.

Shirley was a 1972 graduate of Thorntown High School. She worked for Rescare for 5 years and raised pigs.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking – she loved buying new cooking tools, and she was known to always rearrange the house.

Jackie and Shirley’s greatest joy were their grandchildren and watching their sporting events.

Memorial donations may be made in Jackie and Shirley’s honor to Special Olympics Indiana, 6200 Technology Center Rd., Suite 105, Indianapolis, IN  46278 or Sunshine Kennels, 6242 North County Rd. 300 East, Frankfort, IN  46041.

Visitation and Services

Friends and Family are welcome 10 a.m. – 12 Noon on Friday, July 9, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort.  Celebration of Life Service will begin at 12 Noon Friday at the funeral home. 

Survived by:

Surviving are their Son: Michael Burgin of Crawfordsville; Daughters: Michelle Burgin of Frankfort and Mary (Ray) Cross of Sheridan; Jackie’s Sisters: Evelyn (Ivan) Lawson of Arkansas and Elizabeth (Dan) Day of Indianapolis; Jackie’s Brothers: Jerry Burgin of Montana and Johnny (Janice) Burgin of Frankfort; Shirley’s Sisters: Elaine (Terrie) Johnston-Horn of Utah and Diane (Charlie) Young of Kentucky; and Grandchildren: Peyton, Nova, and Gavin Cross.  

Preceded by:

They were preceded in death by their parents, Jackie’s brother: Joseph Burgin, and Shirley’s brothers: Marty and Jim Horn.


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19 Condolences for “Jackie and Shirley Burgin”

  1. Ron and Susan Lee July 6, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Worked with Jack at Exide. He was a kind soul.

  2. Bonnie Hoffman July 6, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of this terrible loss, Bless You All.

  3. June Darnell July 6, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Johnny & Janice: So sorry to hear about the tragic accident involving your brother & sister-in-law. My thoughts and prayers for the entire family.

  4. Jenny Epps July 6, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    I didn’t know your Dad but adored Shirley and BEGGED her not to retire. She LOVED her children so much and spoke of you guys often when I would hang out at Sheridan with her. Will be praying for you all.

  5. Sandi Winchester Vásquez July 6, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss Michelle, Mary and Michael. May God comfort you in this difficult time. Love you all.

  6. Kate, Jeremy, Tresdon July 6, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Terribly sorry to hear of such a sudden loss for you and your family. Many hugs and prayers that you may reflect back on all the positive memories and not the loss.
    ~ Hamiltons

  7. Michelle Smith July 6, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Mary. Michelle and Mike I am so very sorry to hear of this. My god, you had the best parents. Mary all the memories of going to and from practice and games with you and your parents. Such a tragedy.

  8. Carol Birden/Shelley July 6, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I knew both of them. We grew up together in Kirklin. They were good people and good friends. Prayers for all of you.

  9. Patty Brumbarger July 6, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Sorry for your loss, Dave spent many of years working at GB/ Exide and growing up knowing Jackie. It has been a great shock. Our thoughts and prayers to all the family. I also worked doing care giving with Michelle. May you know we will be thinking of all of you

  10. Mary Beth Males July 6, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love, Mary Beth and Steve Males

  11. Cheryl Henry July 7, 2021 at 5:31 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss Mary. May God wrap His arms around you & give you comfort during this truly tragic & difficult time.

    Cheryl Henry

  12. Harry Alkire July 7, 2021 at 9:03 am

    John and Janice, So sorry for your loss, prayers for you and family!

  13. Carol Fausett Livengood July 7, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    Prayers and thoughts your way. So sorry for your loss. May you receive love and support from family and friends.

  14. Deborrah Burgess July 7, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Man, I sure do hate this! I have lots of fond memories of me, Diane, & Shirley, I will always have those memories & think of you fondly & smile! God’s Speed Cuz, Ur cuzin Deborrah Burgess

  15. Lillian Borga July 8, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    So sorry to hear about your loss. I am friends with his brother John. May God be with you now and give you His peace and comfort.

  16. Jane Laughner July 8, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Our loss is Heaven’s gain, the day Jackie & Shirley went home to be with Jesus. I knew Jackie from childhood. Our lives became intertwined when our Mothers became friends. Shirley, I never knew, but you can see the undying love they had for one another. Their beloved Snowball was able to go with them, ever so touching. Fly high …

  17. Sandy (Stewart) glover July 9, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. When I was little my sister and I use to go to Jackie’s house and play with the kids. My prayers are with you.

  18. Patty Jolly July 10, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Michelle, Mary and Michael I’m saddened by the tragic loss of both your parents and their fur baby, snowball. I didn’t know your dad very well but I grew up with your mom and her family. Through the years whenever I came across them in town they both had the most beautiful smiles. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family and friends. May god be with you all in the weeks, months and years to come.

  19. Monica Smith July 19, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Michelle and family, so very sorry. Praying for you all. The Smith Family is praying for you!. Love, Monica Smith

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