Viola Burkhart

Viola Burkhart, 86, of Fostoria, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 at Toledo Hospital.
She was born February 9, 1928 in Public, Kentucky to the late Willis and Lona (Raney) Whitaker. She
married Christopher Sweet in Somerset, Kentucky, and they divorced in 1958. Viola later married Victor
Burkhart, and they later divorced.
Left to cherish Viola’s memory are her two children, John Sweet and Mary (Don) Schroeder, both of
Fostoria; 16 grandchildren, Roy (Jenny) Carnahan, LaLonnie Sweet and LeAmanda Blair, all of Fostoria,
Patrick Blair, Traci (Aaron) Hoeph, LeAnda Hoepf and Michelle Schafer, all of Carey, Donald (Liz)
Schroeder of Plano, IL, John (Cheryl) Carnahan of Bradner, Luke Carnahan of North Baltimore, Victoria
Whitaker and Christine Whitaker. both of Bowling Green, Sherry (Jessie) Rodriguez of Plant City, FL,
Chip (Jean) Beck of Noblesville, IN, Chad Beck of Fort Campbell, KY and Corey (Kathy) Beck of San
Antonio, TX; 35 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great grandchildren; and a brother, Carl Whitaker,
Somerset, KY.
She was also preceded in death by son, Garry Whitaker; daughter, Ruby Seal; brothers, Dellen, Austin,
Dayton and Maurice; sisters, Iva, Ella, Sally, Ester and Mary Francis; grandson, Larry; great-grandson,
Jessie Jr.; great-great grandchildren, Adrian and Kaydence.
Viola had retired from Roppe Rubber Corporation at the age of 67, continuing working as a Pinkerton Guard
until the age of 82.
She enjoyed reading, quilting and gardening. Viola loved spending time with family and friends, and
worked hard to raise her four children on her own. She was a good mother and loving grandmother.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at MANN-HARE-HOENING Funeral
Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, where funeral services will begin immediately following at 12
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