George Burkholder, 89, Ephrata farmer, tinsmith

By on June 6, 2012

George O. Burkholder, 89, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012 at his residence.

Born in Ephrata Township, he was the son of the late Daniel and Rebecca (Oberholtzer) Burkholder and was the husband of Anna Mary (Nolt) Burkholder.

A farmer and tinsmith, George was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

In addition to his wife, George is survived by a son: Lester N., husband of Annie H. (Zimmerman) Burkholder, of Ephrata; four daughters: Mary Ellen, wife of Clarence S. Weaver, of Martinsburg; Erma N., wife of Norman N. Shirk, of New Holland; Ida Ann, wife of Marvin W. Martin, of Versailles, Mo.; and Etta N., wife of John Mark Martin, of New Holland; daughter-in-law: Floretta Mae (Martin) Burkholder, of Shiloh, Ohio; 28 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and sister: Ruth Snyder, of Kutztown.

He was preceded in death by son: Ammon N. Burkholder, one grandchild, six great-grandchildren; five brothers: Harvey, Joseph, Eli, Samuel and John Daniel Burkholder; and two sisters: Anna Mary Weaver and Katie Sensenig.

Funeral services were held on June 6 at the late residence with further services at 9:30 a.m. from the Martindale Old Order Mennonite Church, Martindale, with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Burial took place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements were made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

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