Becky Tarkington, 81

Posted on April 18, 2013

The mother of a Montpelier man, Becky (Burgess) Tarkington, 81, of Berne, died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Swiss Village in Berne. 
She was born Jan. 2, 1932, in Huntertown to Harlow C. Hart and Pearl Eash-Hart-Shaver. 
She is survived by her sons, Charles A. (Janet) McAfee, Sr. of Henderson, Nev., Paul E. Burgess, Jr. of Houston, Texas, Harlow “Skeet” (Dee) Hahn of Montpelier, and  Michael E. (Cathy) Burgess of Monroeville; daughters, Paula (David) Booher of Geneva,  Becky Lou (Jon) Hilliard of Berne, and Jo Ellen Mogensen of Decatur, a sister, Dorothy “Harlene” Spice; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Hart; a son, Robert Burgess; and a daughter, Sandra Dupree.
Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva. Calling hours there are Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturday for one hour prior to the service.
Interment will follow at the Stahl Cemetery in Wells County. 
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