The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

April 30, 2013

Betty R. Burkett

Star Beacon

ERIE, Pa. — Betty R. Burkett, age 88, of Erie, Pa., died Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Erie, PA.

She was born August 3, 1924, in Oil City, Pa., a daughter of Clarence and Bertha (Neubauer) Wilson. She was a graduate of Titusville High School.

A former resident of Andover, Ohio, Mrs. Burkett lived in Erie for the past two years. She attended Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Andover for many years; and she attended Curves in Andover until she was 83 years old when they closed in 2007. Mrs. Burkett enjoyed gardening and canning. She will be missed for her loving smile and laugh by all her family and friends.

Mrs. Burkett married Neal F. Burkett on June 22, 1946. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 2001. She is also preceded in death by her son, Randall J. Burkett in 1984; her granddaughter, Tammy Burkett; three brothers, Russell, Wilford, and Robert Wilson; and three sisters, Dorothy Toth, Beulah Laughery and Helen Schiewe.

She is survived by two daughters, Gail A. Tatalone of Erie, Pa. and Karen M. (Donald) Wauchope of Tuckahoe, N.Y.; one son, Bradley T. (Robin) Burkett of Abilene, Texas; her daughter-in-law, Noreen Burkett of Allen Park, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Brian, Stephen, Melissa, Sarah, Joshua, Dominick and Joseph; four great-grandchildren, Riana, Roman, Sean and Secilia; and one sister, Dolyne Hasbrouck of Titusville, Pa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Friday, May 3rd, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Andover, Ohio. Burial will follow in St. Catharine's Cemetery in Titusville, Pa.

Calling Hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 2nd, at BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE, 134 Prospect St., Andover.

Memorial contributions can be made to Catholic Charities, 4200 Park Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 or to the charity of your choice.

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