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Crystal Burkhardt

Friday, September 13, 2002

Crystal Dawn Burkhardt, 16, of Ozark Acres, Ark., died Aug. 24, 2002, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Born April 28, 1986, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Robert and Robin Burkhardt (later divorced). Robin met Bob "BJ" Sowers. They became a family and moved to Arkansas in December of 1994.Crystal was a junior student at Williford High School. She excelled in her education making the honor roll and participated in several extra curricular activities and clubs such as: FFA, medical arts, Aspire, Spanish club, Beta club, and FBLA in which she was secretary. Upon receiving her driver's license, she made the decision to be an organ donor, which was honored.Survivors are her parents, Robert Burkhardt of Indian-apolis, Ind., and Robin and Bob Sowers of Ozark Acres; two sisters, Tracy Burkhardt and Heather Sowers; one brother, Timothy Berry; a nephew, Dakota Burkhardt; and her grandparents, Marie Burkhardt, Larry and Jeannie Johnson, and Betty Sowers.Memorial services were Aug. 27, at Williford High School with Rev. Dennis Tinsman officiating, with tributes from Mr. Treadwell, teacher, Lana Richmond, best friend, Patti Ikemire, aunt, and Mother's letter read by Dad.