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          but by the GOLDEN RULE

330.262.7771

Vilet H. Burkey, 84 beloved wife of Wm. Terry Burkey passed away suddenly December 17, 2022 in Punta Gorda Florida.

Vilet was born to Vilas and Gladys H. (Shamp) Sommer in Honeytown, Ohio.

Vilet lived her entire life in Wayne County. She was in the first graduating class of Waynedale HS then worked as a legal secretary until her daughter came along and made her quit.

Vilet loved to play golf and later, managed the golf course on Middle Bass Island. Vi enjoyed every bit of life and was known to tell jokes and pull pranks. Vi loved spending summers on MBI and having family stop in.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, children, Tymothy Burkey of Rio Rancho, NM and Tamara (Marlin Maddy) Burkey of Silverthorne of CO; 5 grandchildren, Aja Carver, Douglas, Carl, Drew and Maggie Burkey; 1 great-granddaughter Angelina; sister Regina (Harvey) Jacobs of Orrville and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by grandson, TJ Burkey, parents and step-father Myron “Sparky” Mullen.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday Dec 27, 2022 at 1 pm at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. Burial at East Union Cemetery.

Visitation from 11:00AM until time of service at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Middle Bass Island Fire and EMS 455 Fox, Middle Bass, OH 43446

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

14 Comments

  1. Mr. Burkey, Tym and Tammy, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  2. My sincere sympathy to you, Terry, and to your family. You probably don’t remember me, but Larry Pittman was my husband. He went to school at Mt. Eaton, then Apple Creek. I remember your beautiful Vilet, even though I went to school at Dalton.
    My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  3. My sympathy for the passing of your sister Regina.

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  4. Such a nice lady a d friend.

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  5. My sincere sympathy to you Terry, it was an honor to know Vilet.

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  6. My sincere sympathy to the families of Vilet. Terry and Vilet had such a loving relationship and I know that she will be very missed. I am sorry that this had to happen at this difficult time of the year. Regina, and Harvey, and the rest of the family, may comfort and healing be yours. Praying you all will cherish memories that make you smile again.

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  7. You have my sincere sympathy upon the loss of your sister, Vilet.

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  8. Dear Tammy and Family, Please know we are thinking of you and hope you know that if you need anything you can count on us. This year has just been too much and this loss is so deeply saddening. I hope you find some comfort in each other at this difficult time. We will keep you in our thoughts until we see you again. Love Jackie and Keith

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  9. Sad that your family is again struggling with a major loss. I know your Christmas will not be the holiday you wanted. You are surrounded by love and those who knew and loved Vilet. She certainly left all who knew her with wonderful memories to cherish. Holding you in my
    heart at this difficult time.

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  10. Terry—
    I am so sorry to hear about Vilet! I am in Florida for winter but my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Judy Irvin

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  11. What a great good lady and friend. You will be (and are) missed so much. Been a friend since Tym played Little League Baseball and Tammy was In Grade School at Madisonburg. Oh those were the days. Lots of fun memories.

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  12. May her memory be eternal!

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  13. Sorry I was not able to attend the services for Vilet. I would have liked to express my sorrow for all of your family in person. She was a great caring lady!

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  14. Our sincere condolences to you and your family, we are sorry for your loss.

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