Claudith C Burkey

February 28, 1939 - September 12, 2018
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Claudith C. Burkey age 79, of Lima was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was born Feb. 28, 1939 in Tipton, Indiana to the late Earl Leroy and Mary Lennie Freeze Fox.  On Nov. 7, 1958 she married Boyd L. Burkey, who survives in Lima.

Claudith was a member of Lima Baptist Temple and had worked as a cake decorator at Scots, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed spending winters in Florida with her family and friends.

Additional survivors include a son: Brian (Nancy) Burkey of Ft. Wayne, IN a daughter LeAnnette Joy Frail of Lima, 5 grandchildren:  Casaundra Burkey, Bri-Anna Burkey, Olyvia Burkey, Benjamin (Jennifer) Frail and Bethany (Toby) Goecke, a great grandson Lincoln Goecke and a brother Clifford (Linda) Fox of Panama City, FL.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter Rebekah Michelle Frail and a sister Keita Harting.

The family will receive friends Sunday, 2-4 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 4 with Pastor Gary Holman officiating at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Private family burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens Ft. Wayne on Monday.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Lima Baptist Temple Mission Fund.

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Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: February 28, 1939
Died: September 12, 2018

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Mike and Vickie Nelson posted on 9/15/18

So very sorry for your loss! We always will remember Claudi and the family! Prayers for comfort to hug your hearts in the days to come! 💚


Lynn Salyer posted on 9/13/18

I have hundreds of memories of Claudie Burkey. Probably my favorite ones are just hanging out at her house, and watching her and my mom have so much fun and act more like sisters than friends. So many Ohio State vs Michigan gatherings. The Burkey family will always seem like family to me! Love you all so much!


Lynn Salyer posted on 9/13/18

Boyd, Joy , Brian and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I always thought of your mom as a second mom to me, as well! I wish I could be there Sunday, but I’m speaking at a cancer event. We know that your loss is Heavens great gain and Heaven certainly is sweeter every day! God bless you all and may His comfort keep you all until you’re with her again! I love you all so much!! Lynn Case Salyer