Ruth M. Burkhart

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Ruth M. Burkhart

October 03, 1930 - November 04, 2018

Ruth M. Burkhart, 88, of Anderson, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 4, 2018.
She was born Oct. 3, 1930, in Anderson, to Walter and Anna Johnson. Ruth married Howard S. Burkhart at Park Place Church of God, on March 26, 1950. They resided in Anderson, where Ruth was a homemaker.
They attended Madison Park Church of God. Together, they raised their family to follow Christ. They enjoyed gardening, farming and spending time with family.
They have four children, the Rev. Stephen (Sharon) Burkhart of Michigan, David -deceased (Donna) Burkhart of California, Marilyn (Gary) Shields of Ohio, and the Rev. Timothy (Marisa) Burkhart of Indiana; 13 grandchildren, Tamara Burkhart, Rachel (Brice) Smith, Leah (Casey) Sprunger, Matthew, Stacey, Garrett, and Anthoney Burkhart, Jannai (Bethany) Shields, Javan (Brittany) Shields and Lael (Nathan) Callon, Miriam (Joe) Tudyk, Hannah and Sarah Burkhart; seven great-grandchildren, Brandon and Emily Smith, Ellie and Jack Sprunger, Maryem and Tirzah Shields, and Katherine Shields; and sister, Lois P. Smith of Carmel.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with the Rev. Jim Lyon officiating. Burial will follow in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour before the 10:30 a.m. service Saturday.
Memorial contributions can be made to "Guide Stream Charitable Gift Fund," P.O. Box 580, Spring Arbor, MI 49283 for the Walter & Anna Johnson Foundation for Ministry.
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Melinda Eckhardt
Nov 14, 2018
My Aunt Ruth was always very kind to me. I can remember being little and feeling really confused because my Aunt Ruth and Uncle Howard and family were visiting and my grandma didn't have time for me. Aunt Ruth would always hold me and tell me everything was ok my grandma could hold me when she was done. She was so kind and loving. I will cherish her memory ♥️