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Bernice Slavin Burkeholder
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1910
Death: Feb. 23, 2009

Bernice S. Burkeholder, 98, of Columbia died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at Lenoir Woods.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1910, in Lancaster, to James W. and Nelle Burns Slavin.

She graduated from Lancaster High School and attended Culver Stockton College and University of Nebraska, receiving a bachelors degree. She later did graduate work at the University of Missouri. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority.

In 1935, Mrs. Burkeholder was married to John H. Burkeholder of Columbia. He preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1999. Their son, James N. Burkeholder of Lubbock, Texas, and her sister, Cleo West of Kirksville, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Burkeholder taught in Lancaster and Memphis, Mo., high schools. She was an admission adviser for several years at MU.

She was a Methodist, a past president of Fortnightly Club and had worked in many organizations, such as Cub Scouts, Girls Scouts, P.T.A., League of Women Voters, doll clubs, antique clubs, book groups, and gourmet and bridge groups. She was always interested in learning, whether by study, traveling or attending meetings. She did not think life could be dull as long as there were more avenues to explore.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Anne Schaub of Fort Worth, Texas; grandson James N. Burkeholder and wife Paige; granddaughter Susanne Burkeholder of Houston; granddaughter Allison McGough and husband Jon of Fort Worth; and four great-grandchildren, Katie and Aaron McGough of Fort Worth, and Sarah and Emily Burkeholder of Denver.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jim Burkeholder Family Learning Center, P.O. Box 5980, Lubbock, Texas, 79408.

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  John H. Burkeholder (1909 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Memorial Park Cemetery
Boone County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section M North
Created by: Floyd Strader
Record added: Jul 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73521034
Bernice <i>Slavin</i> Burkeholder
Added by: Floyd Strader
Bernice <i>Slavin</i> Burkeholder
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