Dewey Burkhart, age 80 went to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at the Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.


Dewey was a decorated World War II Army veteran, having received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star and several other medals. He retired from Peabody Coal Co. in 1989. 

Dewey was born in Pike Co. IN on
Aug. 11,1925 to Quillis and Delta Mae (Deffendoll) Burkhart who preceded him in death along with 2 brothers, Gifford and Don Burkhart, and a sister Imogene Lindy. 

Surviving Dewey are his wife of 56 years, Earlena (Hedges), three children, Richard Burkhart and spouse Rosalinda of Guam, Vickie Suzanne Williams and spouse Phil of Greencastle, IN., and Sherry Lynn Oxley and spouse David of Tennyson, IN.; eight grandchildren, Brent and Chris Williams, Shane Oxley, Jenni Toops, Holly Stephens, Jason and Madison Burkhart and Gina Quintanilla; six Great Grandchildren, Adrianna and Taylor Oxley, Tyler and Tanner Toops, Joe and Matthew Quintanilla; brothers, Burl and Lester Burkhart and sisters, Carolyn Ray and Linda West. 

Funeral Services will be at
2 p.m. Wednesday at the Christian Fellowship Church at 4100 Millersburg Rd., Evansville, IN. with the Rev. Dr. Spencer Downs officiating. Burial will be in the North View Cemetery in Elberfeld.


Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Corn–Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City, IN. and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the Church.