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Paula J Burkhart

Paula J. Burkhart, 88 of Taylorville, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:15 a.m. at her home in Taylorville, IL. She was born on April 25, 1931 in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Samuel Curtis Rush and Emma Paula (Ficker) Cryer. She married Donald E. Burkhart Sr. in Blue Mound, IL and he preceded her in death on October 9, 2012. Paula was a member of the Taylorville United Methodist Church and the Christian County Senior Center. She loved camping, gardening and her farm. She loved her children, grandchildren and family.

 She is survived by her Sons: Donald (Carolyn) Burkhart Jr. of Blue Mound, IL and William (Cherie) Burkhart of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Diane Marts of Taylorville, IL, Becky (George) Buerk of Owaneco, IL and Debbie Burkhart of Charleston, IL; Fourteen Grandchildren; Twenty-Four Great-Grandchildren; Several Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Samuel Rush and Emma (John) Cryer, husband Donald E. Burkhart, son: Robert Dale Burkhart, 1 brother and 3 sisters.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Stonington Cemetery in Stonington, IL with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating.   

Memorials may be made to Christian County Senior Citizens Center 701 W Adams St, Taylorville, IL 62568 or Shriners Hospital for Children 4400 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 or Taylorville United Methodist Church 200 S Walnut St, Taylorville, IL 62568.  

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Paula was a good woman and I know my grandparents loved her and Donny. Now they're all together sharing a cup of coffee and camping together again up in heaven. May God be with you in the this difficult time.

Mary Sheppard Mar 11 2020 12:00 AM

Paula was an Amazing Woman and Mother-In Law, I will Cherish the Wonderful MEMORIES. I will Miss her so very much!

Carolyn Burkhart Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

Paula and Donny had their share of challenges with all you kids. But they met them with a bullheaded resolve and a deep love for each of you. I know my dad respected both of them as do i .Next to Love respect is a most value item.

William P Colbrook Mar 8 2020 12:00 AM

I have many wonderful memories of your mom and dad. your mom is at peace now. Rember all the wonderful times you had with them.

Larry N Myers or Carol S Myers Mar 7 2020 12:00 AM

Well always remember our sweet Aunt Paula.

Tom & Sandy Marucco Mar 6 2020 12:00 AM

We will always remember our sweet aunt Paula.

Tom & Sandy Marucco Mar 6 2020 12:00 AM

Debbie and family. So sorry to hear of your Mom`s passing. She was a sweetheart. She will live on forever in your hearts and memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Love you

Cheryl Wall Mar 6 2020 12:00 AM