Barbara G. Burkhardt, 87, of Franklin, passed away at The Caring Place on Wednesday January 2, 2019 at 9:45 A.M.
A daughter of the late Frank and Irene Huff Gibbons, she was born in Franklin on February 2, 1931.
She was a graduate of Franklin High School and was employed for many years in retail clothing sales.
A member of First Baptist Church, she served as an Awana Aid and on the social committee and Diaconate where she was a chairperson many times. In her earlier years, Mrs. Burkhardt was active in the March of Dimes, Easter Seals and was a primary advocate for establishing special classes for children with learning disabilities.
She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and spending time with friends and family, especially with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
On March 25, 1951 she married Chester G. Burkhardt and he preceded her in death on March 1, 2001.
Surviving are four children; Michael B. Burkhardt of Franklin, Brenda R. Burkhardt Gibbons of North East, Douglas G. Burkhardt and his wife Alida of Cooperstown, and Stephen C. Burkhardt of Franklin; three grandchildren, Brian Burkhardt, Keith Burkhardt, and Matthew Gibbons; two foster grandchildren; Julian Seymour and Robert Smith; a sister, Judy Spilko and a brother, Pat Gibbons.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Markus Gibbons and a brother, Frank Gibbons.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Huff - Guthrie Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 312 West Park St. Franklin where family and friends are welcome from 12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Sunday.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday at the First Baptist Church 1041 Liberty St, Franklin, PA 16323 with Rev. Randy Powell, Church Pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Easter Seals of Venango County 509 13th St, Franklin, PA 16323 or to Mustard Seed Missions of Venango County PO Box 841 Oil City, PA 16301.
Online condolences and flowers may be sent by visiting www.HuffFuneral.com.