September 11, 2003

(1/11/1913 - 9/8/2003)

Helen M. Burkhart, 90, of Memphis, MO, formerly of LaHarpe, IL, passed away September 8, 2003 at the Scotland County Memorial Hospital in Memphis, MO.

She was born January 11, 1913, in Garden Grove, IA, the daughter of Charles A. and Clara Berry Roberts.

On January 6, 1943 she married Lyle A. Burkhart in Canton, MO. He preceded her in death on August 10, 1982.

Mrs. Burkhart was a graduate of the Wyaconda (MO) High School and had lived most of her married life in the Disco and LaHarpe, IL communities. For many years, she spent the winter months in Florida. She lived in Missouri for the past seven years. She was very active in the former Disco United Methodist Church, where she served on the church board, also served as Superintendent of the Bible School and she along with her husband served as leaders of the Youth Fellowship. She was currently a member of the Terre Haute United Methodist Church, Terre Haute, IL.

She is survived by three sons, Eugene (Pat) Burkhart of Cedar Rapids, IA, Wayne (Darlos) Burkhart of Kahoka, MO and Jim (Dayle) Burkhart of Brenham, TX; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; two great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Raymond Roberts of Salt Lake City, UT and Edward Roberts of Cantril, IA.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two granddaughters, Debbie and Kathy Burkhart; one great-grandson, Chris Burkhart; and one brother, Wilbur Burkhart.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe, IL with Rev. Steven Blair officiating. Burial will be in the LaHarpe Cemetery. Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, at the funeral home where the family will meet with friends from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for Terre Haute United Methodist Church.

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