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          but by the GOLDEN RULE

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APPLE CREEK “ Reda Jane Burkholder, 88, of Apple Creek, died following extended illness on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at Brookdale Wooster Senior Living.
She was born in Salt Creek Township on December 5, 1933, to the late C.T. and Irene (Harrison) Swinehart and on August 18, 1957 married James L. Burkholder who preceded her in death in 1996.
She was a 1951 graduate of Apple Creek High School, a member of Apple Creek United Methodist Church, and an active member of various community organizations including Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Apple Creek Civic Improvement, American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 147, and the Wayne County and Apple Creek Historical Societies.
She graduated from Wooster Business College and was employed by Whitaker Myer Insurance Company, Southeast Local Schools and the Apple Creek Developmental Center.
Surviving are daughter Laura (Robert) Geiser of Apple Creek, son, Brian (Linda) Martin Burkholder of Harrisonburg, Va, and daughter-in-law, Becky Burkholder of West Salem. Grandchildren Jessika (Aaron) Walton, Ben Geiser, Matthew Geiser, Travis (Bethany) Wyatt, Jana (Steven) Carozza, Jeff (Neely) Burkholder, Sydney Maldonado, and Lane Burkholder; and ten great-grandchildren. She was known to spend quality time with each grandchild creating warm memories.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael Dale Burkholder; one grandson, Kyle Michael Burkholder; brother Myron Swinehart, and two sisters, Jeanne Buchwalter and Vida Hofacre.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m. at the Apple Creek United Methodist Church. Friends may call two hours prior at the church. Burial will follow in Apple Creek Cemetery. McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Condolences and memories may be posted for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Apple Creek Historical Society (185 Church St, P.O. Box 6, Apple Creek, OH 44606) or the Apple Creek United Methodist Church (269 W. Main St., Apple Creek 44606).
 

Memorial Contributions
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Apple Creek Historical Society (185 Church St, P.O. Box 6, Apple Creek, OH 44606) or the Apple Creek United Methodist Church (269 W. Main St., Apple Creek 44606).

Service
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m. at the Apple Creek United Methodist Church. Friends may call two hours prior at the church. Burial will follow in Apple Creek Cemetery.      

Visitation
Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church.

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