Mildred Lucille Burkhammer, 91 - Glenville

Mildred Lucille Burkhammer, age 91, of Glenville, West Virginia, departed this life early Saturday morning, February 7, 2015 at the Genesis Health Center following an extended illness.

Born June 10, 1923 in Gilmer County, daughter of the late Roy and Mary Marks Arbogast. Lucille was a graduate of Sand Fork High School. She worked for several factories in Ohio and loved music. Lucille taught music lessons in Ohio and from her home in Gilmer County upon her return to the area. She could play several instruments including, guitar, trombone, sax, French horn and piano.

Lucille's passion was farming. She loved working with the animals and the peace and quiet of country living. She also loved taking care of her cats, Fozzy and Hissy. Mildred will be greatly missed by her caregivers Linda and Gerald.

On October 23, 1941 she was united in marriage to Henry Victor Burkhammer, who preceded her in death on March 3, 1987.

Surviving is one great niece, Linda McHenry and husband Gerald of Linn, WV. Mildred was also survived by several nieces ,nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Along with her husband, Lucille was preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters, Coy Miller, Crindy Butcher, Autive Miller, Dana Arbogast, Thelma Gum, Wendell Arbogast, Howard Arbogast, and Eddie Arbogast.

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the Gilmer County Senior Center, Genesis Health Care, and Hospice Care of Burnsville for their kindness and compassion at the end of Lucille's life.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV 26351 at 12:00 noon Wednesday February 11, 2015 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial will follow in the Sand Fork Cemetery, Sand Fork, WV. Friends may call from 11:00-12:00, Wednesday at the mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Mildred Lucille Burkhammer with arrangements.