|Birth: ||Nov. 25, 1862|
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 1939|
James Walter Burkett, eldest son of Garrett and Amelia Burkett, was born near Clark Center, Illinois November 25, 1862. He died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Owen J. Henrix, in Marshall, Illinois March 6, 1939 at the age of 76 years, 3 months and 11 days.
On March 18, 1888 he was married to Lydia May Coons. To this union were born 9 children. Two daughters died in infancy and one son, Ira Clarence Burkett, a soldier in the World War, died in France October 3, 1918. After twenty-eight years of happily married life the wife died very suddenly November 15, 1916. Since which time he has remained a widower.
He leaves to mourn their loss two sons, Charles of near Grandview and Joseph of Marshall, and four daughters, Mrs. Owen J. Hendrix and Mrs. Harvey Wilson of Marshall, Mrs. Sylvan Morgan of Clark Center and Mrs. Glenn Wilhoit of Ashmore, and twenty-one grandchildren. He also is survived by two brothers, William Burkett, Casey, and Elisha Burkett of Joplin, Missouri; three sisters, Mrs. William Blunk, Martinsville, Mrs. E. Norris, Elnora, Indiana, and Mrs. Joe Blunk, Chicago, and many other relatives and friends.
He had lived his entire life in this county where he was well known and had lived as an honorable and upright citizen.
In the passing of our friends we are reminded that we, too, are hastening on towards that borne from which no traveler ever returns. But if we have faith in our living Redeemer and commit our way unto Him, we can face the future with a steadfast confidence knowing that we shall again meet our friends and loved ones in the Sweet Bye and Bye.
Oh how sweet it will be on the beautiful shore,
So free from all sorrow and pain,
With songs on our lips and harps in our hands,
To meet one another again.
We wish to thank the relatives and friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy shown at the time of the death of our father. Also the singers, pallbeareres, and Reverend O'Neal for their services, and for the beautiful flowers.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burkett
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Burkett
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. Owen J. Hendrix
Mr. and Mrs. Sylvan Morgan
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn B. Wilhoit
Garrett Burkett (1842 - 1924)
Amelia H. Falbush Burkett (1840 - 1922)
Lydia May Coons Burkett (1866 - 1916)*
Mary Ethel Burkett (1889 - 1890)*
Charles Elmer Burkett (1890 - 1980)*
Ira Clarence Burkett (1892 - 1918)*
Alzada Melvina Burkett Hendrix (1895 - 1987)*
Lulu Mildred Burkett (1898 - 1899)*
Joseph Franklin Burkett (1900 - 1979)*
Alfa Kathryn Burkett Morgan (1902 - 1990)*
Lillie Aileen Burkett Wilhoit (1907 - 1986)*
Allie Marie Burkett Wilson (1909 - 1946)*
James Walter Burkett (1862 - 1939)
Linas William Burkett (1864 - 1958)*
Rosa Emma Burkett Blunk (1866 - 1957)*
George Franklin Burkett (1874 - 1934)*
Created by: Broewert
Record added: Sep 11, 2007
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