Dorothy was born in Leipsic, Ohio on October 27, 1930, the daughter of Melvin H. and Julian (Frank) Thomas. On June 10, 1950 she married Alvin C. Burkhart, and he preceded her in death in 2000.
Surviving are her children; Rita Burkhart of Stryker, Beverly Perdue of Defiance, Lois Teegardin of Sherwood, Patty Burkhart of Stryker, Charles Burkhart of Defiance and Cheryl (David) Pfaff of Napoleon; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Esther Hamilton of Defiance, Lois Good of Defiance and Shirley Horning of Dupont, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Martha Christy Burkhart; four brothers, Richard, Forrest, Everett and Carl Thomas; and three sisters, Viola Marshall, Vernice Geckle and Leona Breckler.
The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Community Health Professionals Hospice of Bryan or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been entrusted with arrangements.