Dorothy Burkhart, 83

Dorothy L. Burkhart, age 83, of Stryker, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in her home.

Dorothy was born in Leipsic, Ohio on October 27, 1930, the daughter of Melvin H. and Julian (Frank) Thomas. On June 10, 1950 she married Alvin C. Burkhart, and he preceded her in death in 2000.

Surviving are her children; Rita Burkhart of Stryker, Beverly Perdue of Defiance, Lois Teegardin of Sherwood, Patty Burkhart of Stryker, Charles Burkhart of Defiance and Cheryl (David) Pfaff of Napoleon; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Esther Hamilton of Defiance, Lois Good of Defiance and Shirley Horning of Dupont, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Martha Christy Burkhart; four brothers, Richard, Forrest, Everett and Carl Thomas; and three sisters, Viola Marshall, Vernice Geckle and Leona Breckler.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 A.M. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Family Christian Center in Defiance, with Pastor Tim Tracy, officiating, with a period of fellowship to follow. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Community Health Professionals Hospice of Bryan or the charity of the donor’s choice. Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been entrusted with arrangements.

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