BURKHART, Margaret A., 84, of Wheeling, died Saturday, December 27, 2008 in Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheeling.
Margaret was born May 22, 1924 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Kalbitzer Burkhart. She was retired from Cook’s Department Store and was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling.
In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Rafa and Kathryn Neider.
Surviving are three nieces, Rose Ella Neider and Pamela Neider, both of Wheeling and Julia Rafa Baranski and her husband, Michael of Woodleaf, N.C.; two nephews, Michael Rafa and his wife, Mary Ann of Warwood and Philip Nieder of Wheeling; two great-nephews, Jeffrey Neider and his wife, Karen Sue and Nathan Neider and his wife, Christine, all of Wheeling; a great-niece, Mary Christine DePellegrin of Wheeling; five great-great- nephews, Jason Williams and his wife, Elizabeth of Pittsburgh, Pa., Christopher Baranski of North Carolina, Matt and Micky Rafa of West Virginia and Lee Michael Neider of Wellsburg, W.Va.; and five great-great-nieces, Amanda Neider of Bellaire, Ohio, Amanda Baranski of North Carolina, Marie Rafa of West Virginia, and Gina and Erin Neider of Wheeling.
Visitation will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 pm, Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. Frank O’Kruta as celebrant. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are by Altmeyer Funeral Home, South Wheeling Chapel, 3828 Jacob Street, Wheeling.