Ellen Grace Burkhammer


Ellen Grace Burkhammer, 80, of Bellefontaine, passed away Monday morning, April 28, 2014, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.

She was born in Weston, W.Va., on May 15, 1933, to the late Fay M. and Dora Moody Smith. Grace also was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas F. Smith; and a sister, Betty “Goldie” Dolan.

Grace is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Sharon (Kenny) Rodgers of Massillon, Kenny (Carrie) Dolan, Tom (Joni) Dolan, Gary (Dee Dee) Dolan, Terry (Tonya) Dolan and Betty Lou Burkhammer, all of Bellefontaine; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Grace worked at the Holiday Inn and later retired from Kroger, where she worked in the deli. She was affiliated with Vineyard Christian Church.

Pastor Chuck Temple officiates a funeral at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where visitation is two hours prior. A graveside service is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peterson Cemetery in Weston, W.Va.

Express condolences at www.edsfh.com.