Zena R. Hiatt Burkholder

  • Born: February 9, 1919
  • Died: December 27, 2014
  • Location: Punta Gorda, Florida

Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory

2151 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Tel. 941-629-3141

Tribute & Message From The Family

Zena R. Hiatt Burkholder, 95, of Punta Gorda, Florida died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Tidwell Hospice, Port Charlotte, Florida.

She was born February 9, 1919 in Yorktown, Indiana to the late Peachie and Leonard Hawthorn. Mrs. Burkholder moved to Punta Gorda in 1981 from Muncie, Indiana. She was a member of the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her loving family, husband Roy E. Burkholder of Punta Gorda, who she married in 1990; two sons, Kenneth E. (Glenda Biegner ) Hiatt and Leonard R. (Kim ) Hiatt, both of Cape Coral, FL; step-sons, Fred (Connie) Burkholder of Cypress, California, David (Carol) Burkholder of Punta Gorda, FL and Keith (Dawn) Burkholder of Coppell, TX; 21 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Mrs. Burkholder was preceded in death by her first husband of 43 years, Kenneth E. Hiatt who died in 1982.

Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, January 2, 2015 at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Rev. Brian James of the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church will officiate. Further services and interment will be held at later date in Muncie, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Sincere condolences to the family and friends on the loss of Zena, who was well loved by the family relatives here in England. RIP

Posted by Rich, Pat, Rob and Louise Hawthorn - Coventry, England - 1st Cousin Once Removed   January 06, 2015

Zena and I were best of friends in school. She and I were the last of our classmates from the class of 1937. She and I would write and talk to each other on the phone. I remember going to her house in Muncie and meeting other ladies from our class. I always admired her small dainty hands. I always thought they were so pretty. I am really sorry for your loss of such a wonderful lady.

Posted by Ellen Livingston - Muncie, IN - School mate   January 02, 2015

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by jim kenney - punta gorda, FL   January 01, 2015


Recalling happy memories of Zena and her parents & own family over the the past 60 years, initially through my parents and right up to this year when we chatted over the internet.

Happy times when she came to stay with us in Bournemouth and when we last met in Rome.

God Bless You Zena

Posted by LEN & MARGARET HAWTHORN - NEAR INVERNESS, SCOTLAND - 1st Cousin Once Removed   January 01, 2015