Edith Lenore Burkholder

   Edith Lenore Burkholder, 92, passed away March 18, 2017, at 3:15 a.m. at Lima Convalescent Home. 
   Edith was born June 21, 1924, in Columbus Grove to the late Jesse and Helen (Moore) Lentz.  She married Jim Burkholder who preceded her in death on April 17, 1993.
   Edith loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and wintering in Florida.  She loved cooking, quilting, sewing, polka dancing, bowling and playing bingo.  Edith loved shopping with her three best friends, Joyce, Lola and Jean.  She had worked at Terry’s in Bluffton and Northland Lanes in Lima.
   Survivors include five children, Steven Burkholder of Liberty Center, Douglas (Kim) Kohlhorst of Liberty Center, Debra (Greg) Blakeley of Hinesville, Georgia, Darrel (June) Kohlhorst of Knoxville, Tennessee, Dianna (Butch) Kohls of Lima; three step children, Dave (Linda)  Burkholder of St. Mary’s, Dr. Henry (Elaine) Burkholder of Meadville, Pennsylvania, Beth Klay of Lima; twenty-one grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
   Edith was preceded in death by a son, Darwin Kohlhorst; a grandson, Darren Kohlhorst; three sisters, Louise, Charlotte, and Beatrice; two brothers, Richard and Junior Lentz; and a step son, John Klay.
   Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton. Pastor Tim Wilmetti officiated.  Burial was in Reformed Mennonite Cemetery following the service.  Visitation was Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Services, 135 E. Maumee Ave., Napoleon, Ohio 43545 or to the charity of your choice.
   Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.