KERMIT O. BURROUS, 78, a former Indiana State Speaker of the House of Representatives and active United Methodist, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010. A memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1 at New Life United Methodist Church in Mexico, Ind. at the intersection of US 31 and 400 North in Miami County. The service will be followed with a visitation reception from 3 to 6 p.m. at the church. Survivors include: his wife, Anita J. Snyder; daughter Deborah L. Reed of Danville; Elaine K. Rinehart of Indianapolis; son Eric Burrous of Greenwood; and four grandchildren. Kermit farmed in Miami County for the 45 years. He was an active member in New Life UMC and served in local, conference and general church offices in the UMC. He was elected to the Indiana General Assembly in 1960, serving nine terms in the House of Representatives, three of those as Speaker of the House. Memorial donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, or other charity of the donor’s choice. Send online condolences to www.mcclainfh.com.