Elaine Burkholder

Elaine Burkholder

Monday, July 14th, 1941 Friday, January 10th, 2020

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Obituary for Elaine Burkholder (Fink)

Elaine A.M. Burkholder, 78, of Lancaster, entered into the arms of Jesus surrounded by her loving family at Hospice & Community Care of Mount Joy, PA. She was the wife of Melvin M. Burkholder and celebrated their 60 years of marriage together on August 1, 2019.

Born in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Paul L. Fink and Helen S.L. (Hamsher) Fink.

Elaine was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family, playing games and regular breakfast and lunches with her high school classmates.

Surviving in addition to her husband are five children: David P. married to Connie (Becker) Burkholder, Brownstown, Michael L. married to Dawn (Stoltzfus) Burkholder, New Holland, John M. married to Shelly (Cardina) Burkholder, Leola, Deborah L. married to Stephen Erb, Akron, and Lisa M. married to Robert Boyd, Lancaster. She was blessed with 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her brother, LeRoy C. Fink.

The family will receive friends at LCBC Ephrata Campus, 6 Hahnstown Road, Ephrata, PA from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 and on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the church from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM. A Celebration of Life service will begin at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private in Martindale Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    LCBC - Ephrata Campus
    6 Hahnstown Rd.
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    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    LCBC - Ephrata Campus
    6 Hahnstown Rd.
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    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
    9:00am - 10:00am
  • Service

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | 10:00am
    LCBC - Ephrata Campus
    6 Hahnstown Rd.
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    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
  • Interment

    Martindale Mennonite Cemetery
    171 Hurst Rd.
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Nancy Caffrey-Schafer

Thoughts and prayers to the entire family !! She was a delightful, caring person..whose family always came first !!
Love & God Bless to all,
Nancy Caffrey-Schafer
Comment | Posted at 05:20pm via Condolence

Lisa Boyd

Nancy, thank you so much. She will be missed very much and we will definitely keep up the family get togethers which she loved so much. ❤️ Lisa
Posted at 11:51am

Pat, Jordan, MJ, and Riley Pfeifer

Sending the biggest, warmest hugs from Illinois. Wish we could be there to give them to you in person. Love you guys and so sorry for your loss!
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Angela Graybill

What a beautiful, kind lady. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that she is at peace with our Lord and no longer suffering. Your mom will be sorely missed. God bless you and your wonderful family.
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