Wilma Burkett, 61

Wilma Jean (Barger) Burkett, 61, of Pierceton died June 2, 2011 at 5:01 pm in Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne.She was born May 26, 1950 in Greenville, Ohio to Glen and Lena (McGaughey) Barger. She resided in Pierceton for 43 years and on July 25, 1970 in Pierceton she married Gene Burkett, who survives. Burkett worked at Whitley Products for 15 years and was a homemaker. She was a longtime member of the Pierceton Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary and was a 1968 graduate of Columbia City High School.Burkett is survived by her husband Gene; a daughter, Robin, sisters Kay Reedy of Plymouth, Sandy Tuncil of Warsaw and Patty Barger of Harrisburg, Pa.; and one brother, Earl Wayne of Leesburg.She has four grandchildren.She was preceded by her parents and a brother Eddie Barger.Funeral services will be held at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Pierceton on Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dudley Waites officiating.Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton. Visitation is 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.Memorials may be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, D.C. 20077-7491To sign the guestbook or send condolences electronically, go to: mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com