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Joyce Burkett

January 7, 1944 ~ January 9, 2018 (age 74)
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Joyce Burkett, 74, of Xenia, IL, passed away at 7:20 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Clay County Hospital in Flora, IL.  She was born in Bluford, Illinois on January 7, 1944, to Frank & Nadene (Mills) O’Dell.  In May 1965, she married Lonnie Burkett of Xenia, IL.   She spent her life as a loving wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Her family was the most cherished part of her life.  

Joyce is survived by her husband Lonnie Burkett of Xenia, IL; 3 sons, Johnny & Linda Burkett of Rinard, IL, David & Tammy Burkett of Xenia, IL, and Jerry & Angie Burkett of Xenia, IL; grandchildren, Terra & Rocky DeWitt of Willow Springs, MO, Amanda Schell of Flora, IL, Heather & David Gonzalez of AL, Nick & Denise Burkett of Flora, IL, Gary Burkett of Flora, IL, Elizabeth & Dylan Sill of Omega, IL, Emily Burkett of Flora, IL, Amber Burkett and Jarrett Burkett both of Xenia, IL; 1 brother David & wife Carol O’Dell of St. Charles, IL, 1 sister-in-law Sandy Thompson of Xenia, IL; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother Therrell O’Dell, and 1 sister Wanda Schaefer.

Services for Joyce will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Kohn Funeral Home in Flora, IL.  Interment will immediately follow at Oddfellows Cemetery in Xenia, IL, Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the funeral home.  Expressions of sympathy should take the form of donations to the family to offset medical expenses and may be received at the funeral home.   Online condolences may be expressed at www.kohnfuneralhome.com.


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