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Elfriede Katharina Hilpert Burkett
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Birth: 1927
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death: Jun. 29, 2011
Bulloch County
Georgia, USA

Elfriede was born in 1927 in Wurzburg, Germany, the only daughter of Dr. Alfred and Mrs. Martha Hilpert. She lived in various states during her husband's Ralph's thirty year military career; becoming a U.S. citizen in 1955. Until moving to Statesboro in 1990, she held hotel management positions in Atlanta and Chapel Hill, receiving national recognition on several occasions.

Her generous and loving spirit touched many lives. In 1998, she received a Deen Day Smith Service Award for her volunteer work with The Food Bank, Concerted Services and the East Ga. Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. For the last few years she enjoyed knitting hats for newborns at EGRMC. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Joachim.

Survivors include her three children: Claudya Muller of Columbus, GA, Patricia Burkett of Statesboro and Michael (Sue) Burkett of Unadilla, GA; granddaughters, Martha (Gary) Millichip of Cary, NC Christina (Phillip) Herrington of Live Oak, FL, and Stacie Burkett of Whitefish, Montana; two great granddaughters, Emma Herrington and Cathkin Millichip.

A memorial service will be held in Cordele, Georgia at a later date.

The family request that memorial contributions may be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. box 531 Statesboro, Ga. 30459.

Friends may sign the online register book at

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.

Created by: Winnette
Record added: Jul 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72330571

- Rest in God
 Added: Jul. 21, 2014
Rest In Peace.
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Oct. 14, 2011
"Gute Nacht!", Elfriede
- Winnette
 Added: Jul. 1, 2011

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