Onalee Burkhard, 88

Onalee Ann (Stacey) Burkhard, 88 years old, formerly of West Unity, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Fulton Manor in Wauseon.  Onalee was born February 12, 1926 near West Unity, the daughter of the late Millard C. and Audrey M. (Held) Stacey.  Onalee was a 1944 graduate of Hilltop High School and then attended Mather College on the Case Western Reserve campus in Cleveland, where she met her husband, Allan A. Burkhard.  She obtained a license as a Certified Dental Assistant and worked in that capacity until her retirement in 1988.  She enjoyed mountain hiking, bird watching, music, drawing, embroidery and was particularly fond of horses and kittens.

Surviving are her three children, Jan A. (Sandra) Burkhard of Napoleon, Ohio, Mark R. Burkhard of Louisville, Kentucky and Susan A. (Michael) Noble of Delaware, Ohio; six grandchildren, Onalee J. (Burkhard) Pierce, Noreen I. (Burkhard) Nichols, Mark M. Noble, Eric B. Noble, Robert J. Noble and Elizabeth L. Burkhard; six great grandchildren, Samantha B. Campbell, Jacob C. Campbell, Beatrix R. Noble, Audrey A. Noble, Anson S. Nichols and Emily G. Noble; one brother, Paul E. (Mary) Stacey of Tocoa Falls, Georgia.  She was preceded in death by her parents, former husband Allan and one sister, Donna M. Meyers.

Visitation for Onalee Ann (Stacey) Burkhard will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 202 North Liberty Street, West Unity, where memorial services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday with Pastor Fred Brandon officiating.  Interment will follow in Floral Grove Cemetery, West Unity.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to The Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio, 2500 North Reynolds Road, Toledo, Ohio 43615.

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