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Anna M. Burkholder, 71, of Memphis, MO, died September 22, 2011, at her home.

She was born the daughter of Amos H. and Lena W. (Martin) Horst on April 20, 1940 in Lancaster County, PA.

She married Luke Burkholder on April 28, 1960. He survives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Phares, Martin, Clarence, Leon Horst and a brother in infancy; three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.

She is survived by her husband, Luke, of Memphis; children Edward and wife Susan Burkholder of Ashland, OH, Frances and husband Irwin Zimmerman of Rutledge; Wilma and husband Raymond Jr. Burkholder of Baring, Leon and wife Elaine Burkholder of Memphis and Lavern and wife Esther Burkholder of Mt. Sterling, IA; brothers, Aaron Horst of Myerstown, PA, John and wife Maggie Horst of Goodville, PA; Amos and wife Grace Horst of Edina; James and wife Nora Horst of Memphis; Edwin and wife Ruth Horst of Memphis; and Frank Horst of Lititz, PA; a sister-in-law, Loretta and husband Glenn Horst of Narvon, PA; sisters, Vera and husband Allen Fox of Memphis, Lena Weiler of Memphis, Katie and husband Leon High of Robesonia, PA, Amelia and husband Arthur Weaver of Ephrata, PA; Margaret and husband Henry Martin of Lititz, PA, and Mary Ellen and husband Leon Martin of Memphis; 37 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Funeral services were at 9:30 a.m., Monday, September 26, at the Meadowview Mennonite Church in Scotland County, MO. Burial was in the Meadowview Cemetery.

Luke Fox, Nelson Martin, Vernon Oberholtzer and Neil Burkholder officiated the services. Chestor Burkholder, Dave Burkholder, Harlan Burkholder, Curvin Burkholder, Eugene Burkholder and Nelson Zimmerman served as coffin bearers.

Condolences may be sent to the Burkholder family via email at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service of Memphis and Wyaconda.