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Elizabeth Kepner Burkhardt

April 8, 1931 ~ November 8, 2018 (age 87)
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Elizabeth Kepner Burkhardt, age 87, of Cicero, IN passed away November 8, 2018 at Sanders Glen at Westfield, IN.

She was born April 8, 1931 at Noblesville, IN to Frederick Christian and Edna Faye (Kepner) Heinzman.

Betty as she was fondly known, was a graduate of Noblesville High School with the Class of 1949 and of the Indiana Business College at Indianapolis.  She then worked at Eli Lilly Company doing clerical work and later at the Michigan Cheese Factory in the accounting department.  She also enjoyed her role as a homemaker.

She was a long-time member of Bethel Lutheran Church when located at Cicero, IN and then attended Omega Christian Church for several years.  She was a member of the Hamilton County Farm Bureau, Cicero Extension Homemakers Club, and Senior Citizens Organization where she served on the governing board and helped organize activities, plus she was a volunteer driver for the Red Cross. Betty sang with the Silver Notes and traveled with the Sounds of Hope group for several years that performed across the United States and Europe. 

From a young age she loved to travel, especially by bus or train.  If she learned a trip was being planned she soon had her suitcases packed.  She also enjoyed family gatherings and her children remembered attending several family reunions every summer.

She married Charles Richard Burkhardrt on August 20, 1952.  He survives her.  Also surviving are their children: Charles Michael Burkhardt of Yukon, OK, William Jay Burkhardt of Cicero, IN, John Frederick (Patty) Burkhardt of Cicero, IN and Linda Beth (David) Kelly of Romeo, MI, grandchildren: Alyssa Burkhardt, Krista Burkhardt, Amanda Kelly, Lara Prange, Zachary Kelly and Alaina Dorsey, plus great-grandchildren: Jasper and Oliver Prange, Sebastian and Elliott Dorsey.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother: Frederick Adam Heinzman.

The family would like to thank the people who work at Sanders Glen for their kind, compassionate care.

A visitation will be held December 8, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. at Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street, Cicero, IN, 46034.  At 5:00 P.M. Pastor Neal Brown will say a few words and offer prayer.  On December 9, 2018 a memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. at Omega Christian Church, 12763 East 281st Street, Arcadia, IN 46030, with Pastor Neal Brown officiating.   Memorial contributions may be made to Omega Christian Church, 12763 East 281st Street, Arcadia, IN 46030 or to the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46278.  Arrangements are entrusted to Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel where you may send condolences at

Donations may be made to:

Omega Christian Church
12763 East 281st Street, Arcadia IN 46030
Tel: 1-765-552-7963

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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