Patricia “Patty” Ann Burkhart

Patricia “Patty” Ann Burkhart, 82 of  Zanesville died at 5:09 AM  Sunday, September 11, 2022 at the Brookdale Assisted Senior Living after a battle with Parkinson’s for several years.

She was born March 19, 1940 in Zanesville, Ohio the daughter of Herbert Barker and Genevieve Botson Barker.

Patty was a member of Grace United Methodist and received her associate degree from Ohio University of Zanesville in Business. She retired from Dr. England’s Optometry business, DMV Corporation after over 30 years of service and was a recipient of the Vashti Funk Business Women of the year award. She belonged to the Soroptimist Club and volunteered at the Bethesda Gift Shop & later Genesis Gift Shop. She was an avid Ohio State & Cleveland Browns fan.

She  is survived by her husband of 63 years, James “Jim” Burkhart; two sons, Todd (Dixie) Burkhart and Tal (Jennifer) Burkhart; grandchildren, Reid Burkhart, Chandler Burkhart, Luke Burkhart, Joe Burkhart, Dan White, Jamie (Jamieson) Stauffer; great  grandchildren, Jackson Stauffer, Jake Stauffer, Valerie Stauffer & Victoria Stauffer; three nieces, Molly (Dave) Peecher, Miki Mahaffey-Ohl & Monica (Paul) Otterness; great nephews Michael (Julie) Mahaffey & Andrew (Abby) Ohl; great nieces, Miranda (Tanner) Long, Maura Peecher and Marissa Peecher; great great nieces, Emerson Ohl & Sophie Adams-Mahaffey; great great nephew, Liam Mahaffey and numerous friends.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Betty “Boop” Mahaffey and a nephew, Roger Mahaffey.

Friends may call 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 and one hour prior to service time. Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at the Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home with Pastor Karen Montgomery officiating. Burial will conclude at the Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Grace United Methodist Church or to Genesis Hospice.

The Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave. Zanesville is in charge of the arrangements. To share memories and condolences with Patty’s family please visit