Dorothy Ruth Burkhiser, 78, of Middletown, died at 9:20 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at her home.
Visitation will begin after 1 p.m. Sunday at Danville United Methodist Church, where the family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Friends also may call after 10 a.m. to the time of service Monday.
The funeral for Mrs. Burkhiser will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Danville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard Latta officiating. Burial will be in Middletown Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for Great River Medical Center Home Health Care.
Lunning Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Burlington Hawk-Eye Dec. 1, 2002
Dorothy R. Burkhiser
Dorothy Ruth Burkhiser, 78, of Middletown, IA, formerly of Danville,IA, died at 9:20 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2002, at her residence.
Born August 1, 1924, in rural Yarmouth, IA, she was the daughter of Robert R. and Esther Hannah Richardson. She married Everett V. Burkhiser on February 8, 1948, in Winfield, IA.
Mrs. Burkhiser graduated from Danville High School in 1942 and Iowa Wesleyan College Secretarial Program. She was a secretary for Judge Bainter in Mt. Pleasant, IA, before her marriage. She enjoyed genealogy and growing flowers.
She was a member of Danville United Methodist Church, where she served in many capacities. She also was a member of United Methodist Women, Charity and Sunshine Circles and was a Danville area 4H leader.
Survivors include her husband, Everett of Middletown, IA; three daughters, Ruth Ann (Gordon) Holze of Dunlap, IL, Janet (Steve) Williams of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Norma (Clark) Whitaker of rural Hillsboro, IA; nine grandchildren, Scott Holze of Wheeling, IL, Ryan Holze of Henderson, KY, Isaac Holze of Rochester, NY, Paul Holze of Dunlap, IL, Will, Jenna, Kelcy, Andrew and Alena Whitaker of Hillsboro, IA; AFS grandchild, Bernadette VanKerckhoven of Belgium; one sister, Helen Edwards of Ainsworth, IA; one brother, Floyd Richardson of Crawfordsville, IA; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
One daughter, Carol Diane, one grandson, Henry Holze, and her parents preceded her in death.
The funeral service for Mrs. Burkhiser will be Monday, Dec. 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in Danville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard Latta will officiate. Interment will be in Middletown Cemetery. Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. today in Danville United Methodist Church, where the family will receive friends from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Friends may also call on Monday from 10:00 a.m. at Danville United Methodist Church until the time of service.
A memorial has been established for the Danville United Methodist Church and GRMC Home Health Care.
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