E. Margaret Burkhart
E. Margaret Burkhart, 93, of Akron, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Ephrata Manor.She was born on January 11, 1920, in East Cocalico Twp. to the late David R. and Susan E. (Weinhold) Wenzel, and was the wife of Warren E. Burkhart. Margaret and Warren married on June 26, 1948 in Ephrata and would have been married 65 years in June.Margaret grew up on a farm in Millway and enjoyed raising baby beef. She graduated from Warwick Township High School in Rothsville in 1939. During her working years, she was employed by Dutchmaid and Maple Farms in Akron. Margaret was a member of Muddy Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, Denver, and was an active member of the Women of the Church. She was a charter member of the Akron Woman's Civic Club, and enjoyed doing volunteer work, especially for Meals on Wheels. In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 daughters, Brenda M., wife of Dewey Ingham of Atlanta, GA, Kaye L., wife of Larry Kegerise of Oley; 4 grandchildren, Tina, wife of Gerald Hess of York, Todd, husband of Lisa Kegerise of Oley, David, husband of Jennifer Ingham of Oxford, England, Steven, husband of Nicole Ingham of Corona, CA; and 5 great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Hess, Delaney and Chase Kegerise, and Maxwell and Darian Ingham. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 13, from 9 to 10am at the Muddy Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, 11 South Muddy Creek Road, Denver, followed by funeral services held at 10am, with Rev. Robert Kramer officiating. Interment will take place in the Muddy Creek Cemetery.Memorial contributions in Margaret's memory may be made to Muddy Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, Building Fund, 11 South Muddy Creek Road, Denver, PA 17517.Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.