Obituary for Martha “Avo” Burkhart

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Martha “Avo” Burkhart

Martha Avo Burkhart, age 87, of Claypool, IN, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:28 AM in her residence. She was born October 4, 1929 in Greenup County, KY to Charles and Beulah Jane (Sexton) Goble.

She was united in marriage to Chad Burkhart on March 24, 1950 in Warsaw, Indiana. She was formerly employed by Jomac, Inc. and Uniroyal, Inc. both of Warsaw. She was active, along with her husband Chad in the establishment and operation of several community churches including the Gravel Road Church, Packerton Freewill Baptist, First Freewill Baptist and Victory Christian Center. Furthermore, they operated a community Food Bank from their Claypool home.

Survivors include her children Larry Joe (spouse Gale) Burkhart of Warsaw, IN, Brenda Kay (spouse Robert) Haywood of Claypool, IN, Wayne (spouse Tina) Burkhart of Columbia City, IN; daughter-in-law Dorothy Burkhart of Winona Lake and brother Eddie Goble of Waterloo, IN. In addition, eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband Chad, sons David and Taylor, one granddaughter Rachel along with sisters Delmon, Arie, Clara and Berdelle.

Visitation hours are scheduled from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, May 5, 2017 at First Freewill Baptist Church of Claypool. A Funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM on Friday with Pastors Johnny Miller, Terry Bradford and David Cripe officiating. Private interment services will be in Graceland Cemetery, Claypool. McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw is entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to:
Shrine Children’s Hospital
2211 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60707 or

KC Riley Kids Fund
Kosciusko Community Foundation
102 E. Market Street
Warsaw, IN. 46580

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