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August 20, 2013

Meridith Grace Burt

Feb. 17, 1970 - Aug. 16, 2013

Meridith Grace Burt, 43, Lexington, Ky., passed away unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, after a sudden illness. She was born in Santa Ana, Calif., Feb. 17, 1970, the daughter of James M. Burt and Pamela A. (Meritt) Burt.

Meridith attended both Northwestern and Kokomo schools, participating in many sporting activities. In 1986, she transferred to Northrop High School, Fort Wayne, continuing her participation in sports and graduating in 1988. Meridith attended Indiana University Bloomington on a softball scholarship, graduating in 1992 with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology and education.

She met her life partner, Timme Pullen in 1999 and they lived together in Canon City, Colo., and later moved to Terre Haute and Lexington, Ky.

Meridith started her career in the Bureau of Prisons as a correctional officer and teacher at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) in Florence, Colo. She was committed to developing and managing excellent educational programs in the FCC system and became assistant supervisor of education at FCC Terre Haute. Most recently she had been promoted to supervisor of education at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Ky., in 2011.

Meridith was known for her outgoing personality and true warmth and compassion. All who knew and loved Meridith were blessed by her unforgettable smile, her sincere and generous spirit, and her gift to make people laugh. She had a charisma that could light up a room, was a cheerleader to all, and was adored by everyone that knew her. She was also an avid outdoor enthusiast who loved to camp and boat. She especially enjoyed spending time with her friends, family, and animals.

Meridith is survived by her partner, Timethea Pullen, Lexington, Ky.; her mother, Pamela A. Burt, Kokomo; her sister Carrie A. (Burt) Eaker (Todd Glass), Monticello; brother, Stephen Pullen (Emily), Tucson, Ariz.; her nieces and nephews, Ryan L. Eaker (Stephanie), Kyle M. Eaker, Courtney L. Eaker and fiance, Paul Madden, Layne Pullen and Sophia Pullen; great-nephew and great-niece, Rylan Eaker and Kennedi Eaker; and several uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

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