Karsyn Kennedy Bratch, 12

Karsyn Kennedy Bratch, 12, of Wabash, Indiana, died at 7:48 pm, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at her home.  She was born Feb. 17, 2003, in Logansport, to Robert J. Bratch and Linette (Robinson) Burchett.

Karsyn was a seventh grader at Wabash Middle School, and was in the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County until 6th grade. She was known as The Princess of Sharp Creek Elementary. Karsyn had a big heart and was the founder of the Kick It for Karsyn campaign in Wabash and also Karsyn Kares, used for helping three other families. She was a member of the Girl Scouts. Karsyn enjoyed crafts, telling knock-knock jokes, fishing, being in the boat on the water, and loved Jeff Gordon. She enjoyed cheerleading and was an honorary cheerleader. Karsyn loved talking to people and didn't know a stranger. 

She is survived by her mother and "step" father, Linette and Bill Burchett of Wabash; her father, Robert J. Bratch of Peru; her siblings, Jordan Bratch, Kassie Burchett, and Caidan Burchett, all of Wabash, Liberty Bratch of Fishers, stepbrother Nick Burchett of Kokomo, and stepsister Kristi Burchett of Wabash; grandparents, Jared and Amy Robinson, Marge Weaver, Betty Simpson and Frank and Barb Edwards, all of Wabash, John and Carol Smith of LaFontaine; her aunts and uncles, Bridget and Greg Owens of Noblesville, Cara and Russ Randolph of Sherman, Texas, Greg and Wendy Burchett of Fort Wayne, and Angie and Chuck Douglass of Wabash; her cousins, Tyler and Lexie Owens of Noblesville; and several other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 at Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, 2147 N. State Road 15, Wabash, with Solomon David officiating.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

Preferred memorial is to Bill and Linette Burchett for expenses.

The memorial guest book for Karsyn may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Oct 27