Irene Burkhart

June 2, 1926 - April 7, 2016

06/02/1926 - 04/07/2016

Past Services

Monday April 11, 2016
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Tuesday April 12, 2016
Powhatan Cemetery
Powhatan Point, Ohio 43942
Tuesday April 12, 2016
10:00 am
St. Mary's Catholic Church
212 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-9993 | Directions

Irene A. Burkhart, 89, of Shadyside, OH died Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Wheeling Hospital.  She was born June 2, 1926 in Shadyside, a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Pribila Bilkovic.

Irene was an employee of the former Lewis’s Bakery, a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, both of Shadyside and she enjoyed baking her infamous chocolate chip cookies, sewing and most of all, attending her grandsons’ baseball games.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence “Larry” Burkhart; three brothers, Joseph, William and Edward Bilkovic; three sisters, Terezia Ornsten, Mary Ulbrich and Josephine Engler.

Surviving are a daughter, Lori (Scott) Hudson of Bellaire, OH; two grandsons, Logan Hudson of Shadyside and Cody Hudson of Bellaire; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Monday from 3-8 pm at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside where a Vigil Service will be held at 6 pm.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 10 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Shadyside with Fr. Samuel R. Saprano as celebrant.  Burial at the convenience of the family in Powhatan Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

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Geralyn Hahn (Bilkovic)
7 years ago

May you rest eternally Aunt Irene. I remember our Easter vacations in Ohio and the several trips my parents made to visit you. You were an exceptional woman and never let anything bother you. I’m truly grateful we were able to keep in touch especially the last year. You will be sorely missed

Theresa Manley
7 years ago

My condolences to Lori and family . Irene was a wonderful person. Have memories of her stopping for me each school day for 6 years. We were classmates in the Shadyside Class of l944. I don’t believe she ever missed a day of school in those 6 years. She was shy, but I hardly got a word in, while we walked to school. She was a good student. So sorry that she had such medical problems in her last few years. She is pain free now—-May she rest in peace. I will miss seeing my friend at the Sat. evening Mass.

Teri Morgan
7 years ago

When someone you love dies, it hurts deeply. Sorry for your loss. It is my hope that you find comfort through prayer(Philippians 4:6&7). God the father of our Lord Jesus Christ is the hearer of Prayer (Psalms 65:2). He invites all to throw our burden on himand he will sustain you through this difficult times. You can read these scriptures online at

Sam Hanasky
7 years ago

Sorry for your loss, your mother and dad were an inspiration to me. They never missed mass no matter how much pain they were in, may they both be happy in Heaven together, may God bless and keep them safe!!

Jolynn and David Kernik
7 years ago

Lori, David and I are very sorry for your loss. We will both remember your mom as she watched Logan and Cody play baseball. She will always be with you Lori. God Bless you my friend.