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Rhonda K. Burkey, 62

Wooster — Rhonda K. Burkey, age 62, of Wooster, died Saturday, February 25, 2023, at her residence, following a period of declining health.
Rhonda was born on September 4, 1960, in Orrville, Ohio, to the late William and Linda (Lautzenhiser) Sipes and graduated from Orrville High School.  She married Ron Burkey on June 23, 1984, in Orrville. Ron survives.
She worked in childcare for over 32 years. During that time she babysat over 35 first and second generation kids from Wayne County and beyond. Those kids would become like second children to Rhonda. She would have many of them from time they were babies until they were old enough to go to school or even till they started driving. Many would still come visit many years after she stopped officially babysitting them.
Rhonda was a member of Living Water Community Church. She enjoyed collecting precious moment figurines and spending time with her family especially her granddaughters and grand nieces.
Surviving are son, Zac (Abagail) Burkey of Rittman; granddaughters, Caroline and Scarlett Burkey; three sisters, Sharon (Ron) Midura of Lakewood, Kelly Burfield of Smithville, and Vicky (Ron) Falb of Dalton.
Friends may call on Friday, March 3, 2023, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Cremation has taken place and burial will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to, National Fibromyalgia Association 3857 Birch Street, Suite 312, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at

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