Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Sandra Lee “Sandy” Burkhart

Sandra Lee “Sandy” Burkhart, age 77, of Crestline, died early Saturday morning, February 17, 2018 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

Sandy was born June 10, 1940 in Shelby, the daughter of the late Russell Laverne and Emma Gertrude (Dick) Apger. Sandy thoroughly enjoyed crafts and attended craft shows with her husband, Joe, making bowls to hold the candles he had made. Sandy was a pet lover- especially her dogs and African parrot, JJ. She loved being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sandy was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Crestline.

On July 3, 1960, Sandy married Joseph Leo Burkhart and he survives. Also surviving are two sons: Shawn (Nanette) Burkhart of Crestline and Christopher (Nanaho) Burkhart of Bremerton, Washington; 4 grandchildren: Craig (Erica) Burkhart, Sarah (Nathan) Hiler, Sakura Burkhart, Haruka Burkhart; 3 great grandchildren: Jaxon Hiler, Bexley Hiler, Ella Burkhart; 4 sisters: Charlene Briggs of Shelby, Janice Donnenwirth of Mansfield, Shirley Dewitt of North Carolina, and Sue Lewis of Shelby. In addition to her parents, Sandy was preceded in death by: 2 sisters: Dorothy Bailey and Bonnie Jean Apger; and 4 brothers: Russell Apger, Jr., William Richard Apger, Dean Edward Apger, and Harold Elwin Apger.

At Sandy’s request there will be not calling hours or funeral services. Burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Crestline will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Funeral Dinner Coordinators.

Care for Sandy and her family is being provided by Bob, Catherine, and Jake at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. To share a memory or express a condolence, please visit:

Memories & Condolence

  1. Carla DeWitt says:

    Candy, mom and I share comfort that Aunt Sandy is no longer suffering. We send thoughts of sympathy and support to you in this time of grief and wish you well. Please know that we share in your mourning. God bless you.

    With love,
    Carla, Candy and Shirley DeWitt

  2. Carol Akers says:

    Shawn and family,
    Dustin and I are so saddened for the loss of your mom, and our Aunt. May we all remember her smiling face and her laughter. There are no words to express what is in my heart. We love you all and pray for comfort. We are here for you, just call.
    Carol and Dusty Akers

  3. Mich E. says:

    My condolences to Mr. Burkhart and his family. May you all keep many happy memories of Sandy close to your hearts. But when sadness comes, may these promises from Jehovah God help you to endure. “Do not be anxious….but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 NWT.

  4. Joyce Rose says:

    Your mom was a special lady who loved her family. Please know that we share in your grief and extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. She is gone not forgotten. Love and prayers

  5. Tom Burkhart says:

    Joe, Shawn and Family

    We were so very sorry to learn Sandy had passed away. Jeanne and I want to extend our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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