Alberta Burkholder, 68, of Chester died Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Fort Smith. She was born Feb. 23, 1949, in Augusta, Kan., and retired from Whirlpool.

She is survived by three daughters, Steffeny Palmer of Alma, Loretta Turner of Van Buren, and Melissa Burkholder of Mountainburg; a son, David Burkholder of Chester; five sisters, Doris Grunden of Seattle, Wash., Marlene Mason of Bradford, Ark., Mary Trout of Jay, Okla., Gale Tracy of Sheboygan, Wis., and Helen Maskrid of Wichita, Kan.; a brother, E.J. Scott of Jay; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren. A memorial service will be at a later date.