CROGHAN, NY – Helen M. Burkholder, 95, died peacefully early Monday evening, Jan. 27, 2020, at the home of her son, and under the care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.
Born March 21, 1924, in Croghan, the daughter of the late Daniel R. and Catherine (Widrick) Moser, she attended rural school in Kirschnerville.
She married Timothy H. Burkholder on May 31, 1951, at Croghan Conservative Mennonite Church. The couple made their home on the Belfort Road. Timothy died on May 31, 1984.
She is survived by her two children, Peter O. (Lucinda) Burkholder of Lowville; Rosalee (Kenneth) Good of Croghan; 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; her sister Doris Brubaker of Lima, OH; nieces, nephews, and several cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Timothy, one sister, Norine Zehr and four brothers, Julius, Lyle, Milton and Leon Moser; a brother, Benjamin, six sisters, Clara, Dorothy, Ina, Mary, Annabel and an infant sister died in infancy.
Helen was a member of Crystal Light Mennonite Church.
She enjoyed her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at the Crystal Light Mennonite Church, 8672 State Route 812, Lowville, with church ministry officiating. Burial will follow at Crystal Light Mennonite Cemetery in New Bremen.
Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Friends of Lewis County Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367