|Birth: ||Jun. 19, 1894|
|Death: ||Mar., 1922|
"Mrs. Frank Burnett is dead," was the huskily spoken expression that passed from mouth to mouth about town Friday night and was heard by others again, always with expression of regret and grief the next morning.
The community where Allene Pemberton was born and through joyous, sunny, smiling years grew to womanhood, had not realized the seriousness of her condition and could not comprehend at once the fact that this beautiful life had come to an end. The unspeakable sorrow of the bereft husband, the Gordon household, and the heart-rending calamity to the two small sons found a well attuned chord of sympathy in every breast.
While here visiting some weeks ago Mrs. Burnett was sick for some days with a cold, and with her children returned to her home at Wellsville, Kansas, shortly after being able to be up and about the house. The ride home resulted in more cold and in a week or such a matter, it became necessary to call her mother, Mrs. M. B, Gordon, to assist in caring for her. Narrowly escaping pneumonia, she seemed about able to get up, when an abcess on the kidney developed. She was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in the hope of getter her in condition to withstand an operation, but she lost rather than gained strength, and as a last resort a blood transfusion was resorted to, her mother and brother, Dr. Clarence Pemberton, giving the blood, but the effort was fruitless and she breathed her last about 7 o'clock Friday evening.
The remains, accompanied by the funeral party, arrived in Braymer Saturday evening, and were taken to the Gordon home where they rested until Sunday afternoon. The funeral took place at the M. E. Church of which Mrs. Burnett had once been a member. The floral offerings of Wellsville and Braymer friends were profuse and beautiful, mute testimony to the beauriful life that had passed out.
The services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. H. Layton, and were attended by the P.E.O. and O.E.S. chapters, of which the deceased was an honored member, and friends who filled the church, to testify by their presence their love for the one who was gone and tenderest sympathies for those who most deeply mourned.
The burial took place in Braymer Evergreen Cemetery, where the deceased's father was buried when she was but a child.
Among those from a distance who were here to attend the funeral were Frank Shannon, H. E. DeTar, Asa Converse, Mr. and Mrs. George Feihler, all friend from Wellsville, Kansas; Mrs. Simerall and Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Pemberton from Liberty; Mrs. H. Guild, Mr. and Mrs. Verne Guild, and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Burnett and three sons from Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Petree of Richmond; and Mrs. Salisbury of Parkville, Mo.
D. Allene, daughter of Aleda Maude and Albert C. Pemberton, was born in Braymer, Mo. July 19 1894, and died February 24, 1922, aged 27 years, 7 months, and 5 days. The greater part of her life has been spent in Braymer. She attended the Braymer schools, and the high school, and was always active in the church, school and social life of the community.
She was married to Frank Burnett February 18, 1917. To this union two children were born, Donald Frank, who will be four years old on May 7, 1922 and Howard Eugene, two years old on Dec 4, 1921. Mr. and Mrs. Burnett lived in Braymer for about a year after their marriage. For the past three and a half years they have made their home at Wellsville, Kansas. Allene, as she was commonly called, was converted at the age of twelve and became a member of the Braymer Methodist Chruch. With her husband she placed her membership in the church at Wellsville soon after moving to that place. She took an active and a faithful part in church work. She was a talented musician and many who have heard her vocal selections or her playing at the piano have spoken of the interest it added to the services. Mrs. Burnett was a member of the P.E.O. of Braymer, and the Eastern Star and Crescent Club of Wellsville.
She was a dutiful daughter, a faithful wife, a kind and loving mother. Those who were privileged to know her intimately recognized the true beauty of her character. Besides the many friends who will mourn her death the following immediate relative survive; her mother, Mrs. Aleda Gordon; her brother, Clarence C. Pemberton, of Liberty, her husband, Frank Burnett and two sons, Donald Frank and Howard Eugene.
Chapter Q. P.E.O. has for the third time this year been called upon to mourn the loss of a member. God in His infinite love and wisdom has taken unto Himself our beloved sister, Mrs. Allene Burnett.
Her beautiful Christian character so endeared herself to each one of us that her slipping away so suddenly into the Great Beyond has left a vast emptiness in our midst, which never can be filled.
Mrs. Burnett was always cheerful and smiling, a social favorite among us, and an inspiration in church work. But it was in her home life that the full charm of her personality was felt. To her husband and children she was ever most devoted.
She was a talented musician in voice, piano and pipe organ, ever ready to give freely of this talent.
"The voice of the sweet singer has not been hushed by death, but will blend its tones with the angel voices of heaven."
The Braymer Bee March 2, 1922
Albert C Pemberton (1860 - 1903)
Aleda M Pemberton (1865 - 1935)
Clarence Cason Pemberton (1893 - 1962)*
D Allene Pemberton Burnett (1894 - 1922)
Created by: Janet Huchingson
Record added: Nov 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61665097