Dorothy M. (York) Burkhart


Dorothy M. (York) Burkhart, 88, of the Franklin United Methodist Community passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

She was born April 30, 1928, in Carmi, Illinois, to Theodore “Ted” and Effie Jane (Dowden) York.

She married Harold L. Burkhart on June 8, 1946, at the Smith Valley United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on May 2, 2014, having spent 67 loving years together.

She was a former resident of the Smith Valley Community of Greenwood.

She was a 1946 graduate of Center Grove High School.

She had worked for Public Service Indiana in Plainfield for 36 years, retiring in 1984 as a clerical secretary.

She was a member of First Christian Church of Bargersville.

She enjoyed planting gardens, working in flowers and doing yard work.

Survivors include four nephews, Donald Doty (Bev) of Franklin, Terry Doty (Jean) of Franklin, Dennis Doty of Greenwood, Kevin Doty (Cheryl) of Trafalgar; her niece, Gloria Vansickle (Ron) of Trafalgar; several great-nieces and -nephews; and two sisters-in-law, Carolyn McClain of Greenwood and Judy Dillow of Franklin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; an infant, brother James Robert York; and two sisters, Mary Louise Doty and Gladys Schad.

Dr. Kenneth L. Rickett will conduct a service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 U.S. 31 South (Morton Street) in Franklin. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Greenwood.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Bargersville, P.O. Box 15, Bargersville, IN 46106 or the donor’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Information: 317-738-0202.