Jane “Aunt Sis” Burkey

MINERVA – Minerva Jane “Aunt Sis” Burkey, 94, of Sebring died Friday following an extended illness.

She was born in Youngstown on Dec. 24, 1918, the daughter of Ray and Lucy “Pearl” (Helsel) Bartholomew, and was raised in Mahoning County.

She worked many years at The Strong Manufacturing Co., Ravenna Arsenal, Sebring Container and General Motors in Lordstown, where everyone knew her as “Mini.” She retired from GM on April 27, 1987.

Survivors include her daughter, Nancy L. Anderson; son, Edward S. Burkey; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many great great grandchildren. She is also by three half-sisters, a half-brother and two-stepdaughters.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Burkey, a brother Roy “Red” Bartholomew, two grandsons and two stepsons.

A service will be held at noon Friday at Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home with Rodney Anderson officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and two hours prior to the service on Friday. Burial will be in Hartzell Cemetery in North Benton. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Minerva’s honor to Hospice of the Valley 5190 Market Ave. Youngstown, OH 44512.

Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home. Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com.