Lois M. Burkett
Lois M. Burkett, 86, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois passed away at 6:20 P.M. 
on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in 
Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

She was born on Thursday, March 2, 1922 in Farrington, Illinois in 
Jefferson County, Illinois the daughter of the late Oscar and Zelphia 
May (Holloway) Lowery. 

She married M.D. Burkett on March 9, 1939 and he preceded her in death 
after 44 years of marriage on January 4, 1994.

Surviving family members include her 2 Daughters: Sherry Bumpus and husband 
Jon of Mt. Vernon, Illinois and Vonda Marcum of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; 9 Grandchildren: 
Dawn Chapman, Carmen Reese, Jason Burkett, John Burkett, Jeff Burkett, Gina Hartmann, 
Janetta Stallons, Travis Heppner and Ashley Heppner; Several Great Grandchildren; 
Several Great Great Grandchildren; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. 

Her parents, husband, one son: Larry Burkett, one brother: Zona Lowery and one 
sister: Alice Ferguson preceded her in death.  

Lois worked for the Henry J. Kaiser Shipyards in Vancouver, Washington during 
the World War II and was a faithfully active member of Logan Street Baptist Church 
in Mt. Vernon for 50 years. 

GRAVESIDE SERVICES: will be held 1:30 P.M. Sunday, September 7, 2008 at New Home 
Lowery Cemetery in Bluford, Illinois. Mr. David Houseworth will officiate. 
INTERMENT: New Home Lowery Cemetery in Bluford, Illinois. 
VISITATION: will be held from 5 to 8:00 P.M. Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 
Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Source: Hughey Funeral Home
Date: September 2008
Submitted by: Sandy (Whalen) Bauer

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