Patricia E. (McCune) Burkheimer, 68, of Van Wert, was called home to be with Jesus at 2:23 AM on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born July 15, 1950, in Lima, to her late parents, Miriam (Haller) Steinebrugge and Robert E. McCune.
A 1968 graduate of Spencerville High School, Patricia went on to marry the love of her life, Cloyd M. “Stoney” Burkheimer, Jr. on June 7, 1968. He preceded her in death.
Patricia retired from Federal Mogul and was an independent Avon Representative for many years. She was formerly a member at First Friends Church and Kossuth Zion Methodist Church. She enjoyed scrapbooking, using Facebook to keep in touch with her friends and family and was an avid reader. Patricia was a good cook and baker, which her sons’ friends always enjoyed. A diehard football fan, she always cheered for her OSU Buckeyes and Pittsburgh Steelers.
She loved traveling and searching for antiques with her husband. Together they owned and operated Tricia’s Quality Furniture for many years. She was also worked side-by-side with Stoney at B & B Derby.
Most importantly, throughout all of life’s tragedies that she suffered, Patricia always maintained a strong faith and loved Jesus.
She is survived by her children, Christopher Burkheimer of Van Wert; Andy Bixler of Kentucky; daughter-in-law, Ava Burkheimer of Van Wert; brother, Mark (Joyce) McCune of Spencerville; sister, Amy (Dennis) Albers of Wapakoneta, as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Patricia was preceded in death by her sons, Jim, Brent and Josh Burkheimer; brother, Robert L. McCune; infant sister, Carolyn McCune; stepfather, Don Steinebrugge.
Funeral service will be 7PM Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory with Cheryl Schaffner officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 3 to 7 PM at the funeral home. Interment in Kossuth Cemetery will be private.
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgherhart.com