Mary E. Burkholder, 88

August 17, 2011
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FEB. 13, 1923-AUG. 16, 2011

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Weaver) Burkholder, 88, of 1217 Mason Dixon Road in Greencastle, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at 9:20 p.m. at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa. She had been in failing health for the last two weeks.

Born Feb. 13, 1923, in Washington County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Oma Amelia (Kendle) Weaver.

She was a lifelong resident of the Greencastle area, and attended schools in the Maugansville, Md., area.

She and her husband, the late Mr. Ira Sankey Burkholder, were married Aug. 28, 1939. He passed away Nov. 28, 1976.

Mrs. Burkholder was a homemaker, having worked at the South Antrim School cafeteria and helped at Rhodes Grove Camp Ground.

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Waynesboro for the past 42 years, and was a member of Senior Citizens of Greencastle and Coseytown Homemakers.

She is survived by her two daughters, Bonnie J. Kell and her husband, Wayne, and Nancy L. Covalt and her husband, Mark, both of Greencastle; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Weaver of Maugansville; two stepsisters; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two great-granddaughters, two sisters, five brothers, two stepbrothers, one stepsister and her stepmother.

Services will be Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 623 N. Grant St. Extended, Waynesboro, with Pastor John F. Huff officiating. Burial will follow in Broadfording Cemetery near Hagerstown, Md.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 444, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

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