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.