Liddie Burkhart, 87, LaFontaine, went home to be with her Lord and the love of her life, at 10:15 p.m., Friday, June 27, at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. She was born March 11, 1927 in Prestonsburg, Ky. to Bob and Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Campbell) Rose.
She married Rev. Roy Burkhart in Prestonsburg, on May 6, 1946. He died Feb. 11, 2012. She worked at R.R. Donnelley and Sons and Gatke's both in Warsaw for 25 years. She was a member of the Denham Free Will Baptist Church and attended the Jalapa Road Baptist Church. She was a member of AARP. Liddie lived in Indiana since 1951.
She is survived by four children, Mallie (Richard) Trump, Tippecanoe, Stella Dukes, Algood, Tenn., Roy L. (Connie) Burkhart, Amboy, and Joann (Dwayne) Boggs, Wabash; her sister, Katie (Solomon) Burkhart, Warsaw; and her brother, Joe L. (Delores) Rose, Claypool; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Todd Dukes; four brothers, and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 1, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Rev. Bill Bowling officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4-8 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.
The memorial guest book for Liddie may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.