Viola Burkhart, 86, of Fostoria, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Toledo Hospital.
She was born Feb. 9, 1928, in Public, Kentucky, to Willis and Lona (Raney) Whitaker. She married Christopher Sweet in Somerset, Kentucky, and they divorced in 1958. Viola later married Victor Burkhart, and they divorced.
She is survived by two children, John Sweet and Mary (Don) Schroeder, both of Fostoria; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Carl Whitaker of Somerset, Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Garry Whitaker; a daughter, Ruby Seal; four brothers, Dellen, Austin, Dayton and Maurice; five sisters, Iva, Ella, Sally, Ester and Mary Francis; one grandson; one great-grandson; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria.
Her funeral will begin at noon at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a hospice of the donor's choice.