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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Obituary: Madeline Burkholder

  • Madeline Burkholder, 83, Brookfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at McLarney Manor, Brookfield.
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  • Madeline Burkholder, 83, Brookfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at McLarney Manor, Brookfield.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Church, Brookfield. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, Brookfield, with the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 that evening. A Rosary will begin at 5:30 p.m. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Brookfield.
    Memorials to Immaculate Conception Church may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.
    Mary Madeline  was born January 15, 1930, in Brookfield, daughter of J. Amos and Edna “Betty” (Sheen) Farrenkoph. On May 15, 1948, she married Wayne L. Burkholder. He preceded her in death August 16, 1981.
    Madeline had worked at Purdin Mercantile, Purdin, for many years and was also a childcare provider in her home. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Brookfield.
    Survivors include four daughters, Cheryl Knifong, Brookfield, Wayna Burkholder, and Diana Kehr and husband, Vincent, Kansas City, and Mary Sue Enyeart and husband, Joe, Brookfield; three sons, Kevin Burkholder and wife, Melinda, and Kerry Burkholder, Brookfield, and Steven Burkholder and wife, Amy, Cumming, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sharon Ackerman and husband, Alan, Las Vegas and Nancy Hoskins and husband, Kerry, Linneus.
    She was also preceded in death by one sister, Rita Josephine Stuart.
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