Mildred A. Burnette
Mildred A. Burnette, 89, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 9:22 p.m.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Christian Health Care, Springfield East
in Springfield, Mo.
She was born in Mt. Vernon on Saturday, Dec. 21, 1918, a daughter
of Edgar L. and Kathryn I. (Lloyd) Braun. She married Sydney T.
Burnette on Dec. 5, 1940, in Mt. Vernon, and he preceded her in
death on Sept. 4, 1971.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel at
Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn with Pastor Josepha Lecke
officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home
in Mt. Vernon.
Mildred is survived by a daughter, Martha Graham of St.Louis; son,
David Burnette and wife Kathleen of Rogersville, Mo.; two granddaughters,
Amanda Cunningham and husband Kip of Springfield, Mo., and Chelsea
Childress and husband Jason of Springfield, Mo.; two great-granddaughters,
Brooke Cunningham and September Childress of Springfield, Mo.; and several
nieces and nephews.
Her husband; her parents; one son, Teddy Burnette; and one brother,
Edgar Lloyd Braun preceded her in death.
Mildred was secretary for Teamsters Local 50 for 25 years prior to
retiring in December 1979; she was a very active member and officer
for several years of the Alpha Iota Chapter in Mt. Vernon of the Epsilon
Sigma Alpha Sorority and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Faith Lutheran Church
and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey
Funeral Home, PO. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home
where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfunerafhomel969.com for
further information and to send condolences.
Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford