March 30, 1937 - December 6, 2017
Beloved wife of Roger Burkhart passed away December 6, 2017 of complications arising from aspiration of food. Born March 30, 1937, in Ames, Iowa, to Ruth (Ramey) and Ernest Wallace. Graduated from Ames High School in 1955 and from Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI) in Cedar Falls in January 1960 with a major in speech (drama). She was particularly involved in journalism and drama in high school and college. She married Roger L. Burkhart of Woodward, Iowa on June 12, 1960, in Ames. The couple was blessed with two children, Bryce and Sharon. Nancy held a wide range of work positions including teacher, newspaper reporter and support staff positions at a variety of business and agencies. Her final career was as a freelance editor and proof reader for companies all over greater Washington. Nancy was a life-long creative writer. She wrote poetry, short stories and non-fiction articles. She corresponded with many people around the U.S. and the world. She was active for over 50 years with her Ames High class of 1955, a class that has held both reunions and five year birthday parties through age 80. She initiated the production of five personal information booklets for her class. She and her husband joined Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church in 1973 and wrote church histories published in 1989, 2004 and 2014. Nancy also sang in the Praise Team and was an elder. She liked to travel and read; she collected many books dealing with the U.S. Presidents. She and her husband visited all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and a dozen European countries. She is survived by her husband Roger Burkhart; son Bryce of Cary, NC; daughter Sharon (Mike) Sterbis of Missoula, MT; grandchildren, Piers Burkhart (Lindy Jackson) and Emily, Sabrina, and Max Sterbis and numerous nieces and nephews. Her parents, brother Keith and niece Linda Clifton preceded her in death. A memorial service was held at 1:30 p.m. on January 6, 2018 at Gaithersburg (MD) Presbyterian Church and graveside service was at Woodward, Iowa Cemetery on April 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be madeto Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church or the Asbury Methodist Village Benevolent Care Fund. Graveside service is at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Woodward Cemetery.
Beloved wife of Roger Burkhart passed away December 6, 2017 of complications arising from aspiration of food. Born March 30, 1937, in Ames, Iowa, to Ruth (Ramey) and Ernest Wallace. Graduated from Ames High School in 1955 and from Iowa State... View Obituary & Service Information
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