Becky (Burgess) Tarkington, 81, of Berne, formerly of Geneva, passed away at 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Swiss Village in Berne. She was born on Saturday, January 2, 1932 in Huntertown.
She worked for the Berne Police Department as a dispatcher and as a bookkeeper for the Adams County Highway Department.
She is survived by four sons, Charles A. (Janet) McAfee, Sr. of Henderson, Nevada; Paul E. Burgess, Jr. of Houston, Texas; Harlow "Skeet" (Dee) Hahn of Hartford City; and Michael E. (Cathy) Burgess of Monroeville; three daughters, Paula (David) Booher of Geneva; Becky Lou (Jon) Hilliard of Berne; and Jo Ellen Mogensen of Decatur; sister, Dorothy "Harlene" Spice; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harlow C. Hart; mother, Pearl Eash-Hart-Shaver; brother, Samuel Hart; son, Robert Burgess; and daughter, Sandra Dupree.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19 and one hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, April 20 at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, 100 N. Washington St., Geneva. Officiating will be Pastor Larry Madex. Burial will be at Stahl Cemetery in Wells County.
Memorials may be made to Family LifeCare, Swiss Village Samaritan Fund, Riley Children's Hospital, or to the Stahl Cemetery.
Arrangements provided by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva. Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com.