Dorothy Burkholder

Dorothy L Burkholder

Thursday, March 15th, 1934 - Sunday, November 15th, 2020
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Dorothy L. Burkholder, 86, of New Holland, passed away at home on Sunday, November 15, 2020.
She was the wife of the late R. George Burkholder who died in 2018. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Elam L. and Edna Augsburger Kauffman.
Dorothy was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Lane Chapel. She enjoyed gardening, birds and spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving is a son, Wilmer L. husband of Lisa Groff Burkholder of Bowmansville; two daughters, Shirley A. Burkholder of New Holland, and Linda wife of Karl Beckett of Denver; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Parmer, Ryan Parmer, Samantha Burkholder and Lydia O’Donnell; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Samuel husband of Mattie Kauffman of Ronks, and Amos husband of Sarah Kauffman of Lewisburg; three sisters, Anna wife of Daniel Kramer of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Elsie wife of Ivan Beachy of Free Union, VA, and Carol wife of Amos Stoltzfus of Gap. She was preceded in death by a sister Marian Lapp.
A Viewing will be held on Wednesday evening, November 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Groff High Funeral Home, 145 W. Main St., New Holland, PA. CDC Guidelines will be followed and masks will be required in the funeral home. Services and interment in the Bridgeville Cemetery will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Cedar Lane Chapel, 1401 Springville Road, East Earl, PA 17519.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Groff-High Funeral Home
    145 W. Main St.
    NEW HOLLAND, PA 17557
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  • Interment

    Bridgeville E.C. Cemetery
    5971 Division Hwy.
    NARVON, PA 17555
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Services will be private


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Caydance Parmer

Posted at 04:10pm
I miss you so much Grandma I love you with all of my heart and always will I will never forget you and I wish you could have stayed a little longer at least till Easter but I'm just glad your not in pain anymore. Love you, Caydance Your great-grand-daughter

Brother Erik

Posted at 11:29pm
Dear Burkholder family,
Our deepest condolences as you are grappling with your loss. Please know that we earnestly think and pray for those whom have lost loved ones. This loss is not natural, nor is it part of God's original purpose. Dot is now in the safest possible place and waits to say the words at 1 Corinthians 15:55 "Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?" Trust that your pain is not overlooked and that we all look forward to a time when death will be no more. (Revelation 21:4) The scriptures have been provided to give comfort and show us what Gods loving plan is for those who enter rest. Take peace. For comfort from the Bible, please visit

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Posted at 10:13am
With Deepest Sympathy, John & Melissa Irwin
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Frank and Rosie Hersh

Posted at 07:21am
Dear Family of Dot, Our love and prayers and sympathy for you all. Your parents were married on the same day as our sister and brother in law, Pete and Marian. They were very good friends. Your mothers soft kind ways, sweet smile rings out to me. Our lawn mowers were in great hands with your dad knowing just what to do. We miss them with you. Peace.


Posted at 06:42pm
Dear Wilmer, Shirley & Linda & families, we are so sorry to hear of Aunt Dot's passing. She was ALWAYS a loving, kind, compassionate person who shared her love with everyone who was around her. May the fond memories of the great times you spent with your mom and grandma live in your hearts forever. She was always one of a kind and will deeply be missed.
Love, Lorraine & Dennis

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