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Edith L. Burkholder

June 21, 1924 - March 18, 2017

Burial Date March 22, 2017

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. Pastor Tim Wilmetti officiating. Burial will be in Reformed Mennonite Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.

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Edith Lenore Burkholder, 92, passed away March 18, 2017 at 3:15 a.m. at Lima Convalescent Home. Edith was born June 21, 1924 in Columbus Grove to the late Jesse and Helen (Moore) Lentz. She married Jim Burkholder who preceded him in death on April 17, 1993.
Edith loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and wintering in Florida. She loved cooking, quilting, sewing, polka dancing, bowling and playing bingo. Edith loved shopping with her three best friends, Joyce, Lola and Jean. She had worked at Terry’s in Bluffton and Northland Lanes in Lima.
Survivors include five children, Steven Burkholder of Liberty Center, Douglas (Kim) Kohlhorst of Liberty Center, Debra (Greg) Blakeley of Hinesville, Georgia, Darrel (June) Kohlhorst of Knoxville, Tennessee, Dianna (Butch) Kohls of Lima; three step children, Dave (Linda) Burkholder of St. Mary’s, Dr. Henry (Elaine) Burkholder of Meadville, Pennsylvania, Beth Klay of Lima, twenty-one grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Edith was preceded in death by a son, Darwin Kohlhorst; a grandson, Darren Kohlhorst; three sisters, Louise, Charlotte, & Beatrice; two brothers, Richard and Junior Lentz; and a step son-in-law, John Klay.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. Pastor Tim Wilmetti officiating. Burial will be in Reformed Mennonite Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Services, 135 E. Maumee Ave., Napoleon, Ohio 43545 or to the charity of your choice.

 

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