Imogene Burkett Bontrager, 55, of Marianna, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, July 26, 2013. Imogene was born Oct. 21, 1957, and raised in Blountstown, by her parents Grady and Lovie Burkett. She graduated from Blountstown High School in 1975. In 1976 she married her high school sweetheart, Daniel Bontrager. She was a loving wife and mother who was devoted to her children and a large extended family. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, traveling, and raising deer on the family farm.
Imogene was preceded in death by her father, Grady Burkett.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Daniel; her daughter, Mandy Bontrager Brewer and husband, John Brewer; a son, Travis Bontrager; her mother, Lovie Burkett and her siblings, Gregory Burkett, Volena Barfield, Delores McDougald, and Lawana McDonald.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 29, 2013, at Evangel Worship Center in Marianna, with Pastor LaVon Pettis officiating. Burial followed at Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown, with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family received family and friends from 4 to 6 p.m., on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Evangel Worship Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road, Marianna, Florida 32448. Flowers are welcome as well as donations to Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Ave. Suite E, Marianna, FL 32446 Expressions of sympathy may be made online at http://www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com/