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Edith Eileen (Moseley) Burkhart

May 5, 1933 ~ June 3, 2020 (age 87)


Edith Eileen Burkhart, 87, of Peru, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru.

She was born in Peru on May 5, 1933, to Edwin C. and Edith F. (Wilson) Moseley.  She married Edward S. Schumacher on August 18, 1973.  He preceded her in death on May 12, 1980.  She subsequently married Andrew Burkhart on May 13, 2002.  He preceded her in death on December 22, 2004.  She retired from the Peru Daily Tribune as the head bookkeeper.  She enjoyed oil painting and crafts.  She was a member of the First Christian Church in Peru, as well as the ABWA (American Business Women’s Association), the Red Hat Society, and the Bell Society.

She is survived by her children: Kevin (Gina) Schumacher of Houston, TX, Bruce Schumacher of Doyle, TN, Karen (Jim) Roberson of Seneca, SC, Mark (Gloria) Schumacher of Austin, TX, and Sandy Schumacher of Peru; as well as grandchildren: Courtney Roberson, Olivia Roberson, Jeremy Clark, and Martin Bagget.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, brothers Ed Moseley, Harold G. Moseley, and Donald R. Moseley, and sister Carolyn Sullivan.

Visitation will be held from 10am – 12pm on Monday, June 8, 2020 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana.  Funeral service will follow at 12pm, with Pastor George McCarty officiating.  Burial will take place at Salem Cemetery in Miami County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Peru.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to caregivers Kathy Wells, Patty Hawley and Pam Hiles.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

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June 8, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
June 8, 2020

12:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970


First Christian Church
53 West Main Street, Peru IN 46970
Tel: 1-765-473-3105

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