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 
in Woodlawn.

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 for 
further information and to send condolences. 


Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

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