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BURKETT, Adam

Adam Burkett, 88, of 1120 Wesley Avenue, LaVale, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 7, 1896, in Loartown, he was the son of the late John Adam Burkett and Matilda (McFarland) Burkett. Mr. Burkett was a retired toolmaker for ABL-Hercules, Inc. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nina A. (Patterson) Burkett; one son, John A. Burkett, LaVale; two daughters, Miss Gloria Burkett, Smithsburg; Mrs. Peggy Thomas, of Florida; one sister, Mrs. Arella Radcliffe, LaVale; two brothers, Robert Burkett, here; James Burkett, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Monday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Jack R. George. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 13, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2012

 


BURKETT, Alma Elizabeth Emerick

Alma Elizabeth Emerick Burkett, 29, daughter of Orrie and Pearl Kennell Emerick, of Hyndman, Rt. 1, was killed in an automobile accident in Tulsa, Okla., on Sunday, July 15, 1951. She married Kenneth Burkett, who survives, in 1940. Surviving besides her husband and parents are three children, Kenneth, Paulette and Diana; a brother, Melvin Emerick; and four sisters, Mrs. Orlando Shatter, Mrs. Raymond Clites, and Mrs. James Jordon of Hyndman Rt. 1, and Mrs. Marshall Witt of Wellersburg. Funeral services: Zeigler funeral Home on Thursday, July 19, 1951, at 2 p. m., the Rev. C. E. Miller officiating. Interment in the Hyndman cemetery.
The Bedford Gazette, July 18, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

 
BURKETT, Mrs. Alvenia Bell Weaverling
 
Alvenia Bell "Beanie" Burkett, 64, of Hyndman RD 1 died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998 at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. She was born Nov. 17, 1933 in Hopewell Township, a daughter of the late Earl and Alvia May (Hughes) Weaverling. She was married to Delford S. Burkett for 45 years and he preceded her in death in April 1998. Surviving are: a son, Delford A. "Buck" Burkett, Frostburg, Md.; a daughter, Judy L, married to Raymond G. Leavitt, Hyndman; three brothers, Ray Weaverling, Hyndman, Larry Weaverling, Port Orange, Fla., and Rick Weaverling, Meyersdale; two sisters, Martha Whitford, Fairhope, and Fredia Turner, Bedford; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Bible Gospel Church, Hyndman, where she formerly taught Sunday school. Funeral services: Saturday, 11 a.m., at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. Roger Huffman officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Bedford Gazette, October 9, 1998
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 8, 2013
 


BURKETT, Benjamin F.

Benjamin F. Burkett, widower, aged 49 years, died this morning at 6 o'clock at Allegany Hospital. Mr. Burkett resided in Corriganville and the funeral will take place  from his late residence. He is survived by two sons, Edward and Thornton Burkett, at home, and four sisters, Mrs. John Null of Ridgeley; Mrs. Joseph Snider, of Cincinnati, Ohio and Lylie and Ruth at home. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 30, 1925
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 30, 2010

 

 
BURKETT, Mrs. Caroline Fisher

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Caroline F. Burkett, 73, of Beall Lane, here, died yesterday at her residence. She had been in failing health the past year. Born here, she was a daughter of the late Christian and Anna M. (Haberlein) Fischer. Her husband, Russell Burkett, died January 31, 1972. She was a graduate nurse of the Church Home Infirmary in Baltimore, and was a retired supervisor of the operating room at Memorial Hospital, a post she held for 14 years. She was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ. She is survived by three sisters, Miss Elva Fischer, Mrs. Nell Birely and Mrs. Elizabeth Fischer, all of Frostburg; and a niece, Mrs. Caroline Edwards, Fairfield, Calif. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home, here, where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home by Rev. George H. Wehler. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 9, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 13, 2011

 


BURKETT, Charles E.

Charles E. Burkett, 51, of 30 West First Street, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient 16 days. Born in Hyndman, he was a son of Mrs. Grace (Beals) Burkett, city, and the late Charles Michael Burkett. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of First Methodist Church. Besides his mother, he is survived by a brother, Ray Burkett, city, and two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Christner, Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Samuel Moreland, city. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9. A service will be conducted there Monday at 2 p. m. Rev. Everett W. Culp will officiate and interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded by Oscar Jordan Post 7375, VFW, of Hyndman.
The Cumberland News, April 15, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 30, 2010

 

 
BURKETT, Delford Samuel
 
Delford Samuel "Dell" Burkett, 63, of Hyndman RD 1, died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md. He was born Dec. 24, 1934, in Tiger Valley, Londonderry Township, a son of the late Otto T. and Sarah M. (Clites) Burkett. On March 7, 1953, he married Alvenia B. "Beanie" Weaverling in Ellerslie, Md. She survives, along with a son, Delford A. "Buck" Burkett of Frostburg, Md.; a daughter, Judy L., wife of Raymond G. Leavitt, Hyndman RD 1; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and three sisters: Evelyn Elliott, Hyndman RD 1; Dorothy Leydig, Somerset; and Helen Robosson, Hyndman. He was preceded in death by three sisters: Hilda Hengst, Emma Donahue and Thelma Miller. Mr. Burkett was a self-employed contractor and a member of the Bible Gospel Church, Hyndman. Funeral service: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, with the Rev. Fay E. Leydig and the Rev. R. George Loar officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The Bedford Gazette, April 9, 1998
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 8, 2013
 


BURKETT, Edward Franklin

Edward Franklin Burkett, 76, of Route 51, Spring Gap, was found dead Saturday at his residence. Born in Corriganville Sept. 8, 1909, he was the son of the late Benjamin Burkett and Minnie (Shatzer) Burkett. Mr. Burkett was an Army veteran of World War II and was employed for 29 years by Consolidated Orchards before retiring in 1983. He never married, and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are eight cousins, Lillian Crabtree, Breezewood, Pa.; Maryland Logsdon, Ridgeley, W.Va.; May Valentine, Cumberland; Mrs. Harry Raygor, Corriganville; Austin Elrick, Gormania, W.Va.; Nelle Elrick, Oakland; Cora Jefferson, Kearneysville, W.Va., and Grace Kopp, Baltimore. Friends will be received at the Leasure-Stein Funeral Home Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Tuesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. J . W. Lancaster, pastor of Highland Baptist Church. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Pallbearers will be William Hetrick, Marvin Morral, William Carroll, Kenny Nixon, Keith Funkhouser and William Simpson.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 23, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2012

 

 
BURKETT, Mrs. Esther Estelle Pogue

Mrs. Esther Estelle Burkett, 74, wife of Howard Burkett, 308 North Mechanic Street, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital following an illness of a year. Born in Watnesburg, Va., she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Susan (Potts) Pogue. Mrs. Burkett was a member of Central Assembly of God Church. Surviving, besides her husband, are three sons, Irvin W. and Clarence E. Burkett, both of Corriganville, and George F. Burkett, Baltimore; eight daughters, Mrs. Herman Starkey, this city; Mrs. Samuel Bridges, and Mrs. Daniel Bridges, both of Claysburg, Pa.; Mrs. Henry Getson, Mrs. Leonard Conner, Mrs. Walter Bridges, and Mrs. Richard Perdew, all of Corriganville, and Mrs. Virgil Hartsock, Baltimore; 44 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. The body is at the residence where services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Frank Fratto, pastor of Central Assembly Church. Interment will be in Porter Cemetery near Ellerslie.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 17, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 30, 2010

 


BURKETT, Mrs. Ethel Long

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Ethel Burkett, 72, Copley, Ohio, died Saturday in Aultman Hospital there, following an extended illness. A native of Vale Summit, she was the widow of William C. Burkett who died in 1963. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank Alexander and Mrs Raymond Piccari, Canton, Ohio; four sons, Milton and Howard Burkett, Akron, Ohio; Vernon Burkett, Canton; and William Burkett, Cumberland; two sisters, Mrs. Atha Topper and Mrs. Bertha Grose, Chester, Pa.; a brother, Lucian Long, New York; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 16, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 28, 2009

 

 
BURKETT, Flora Belle Shoemaker

Flora Belle Burkett, 90, of East Pitt Street, Bedford, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 1990, at the home of her son, Robert, in Meadowbrook Terrace. She was born March 22, 1900, in Colerain Township, a daughter of the late John C. and Louisa (Koontz) Shoemaker. She was married to G. Randolph Burkett, who died July 3, 1969. She is survived by two sons: Robert R., married to the former Evadean Diehl, of Bedford, and Donald H., married to the former Roberta Wilson, of Charleston, S.C.; three sisters: Mrs. Mae S. Shaffer of Bedford RD 4, and Mrs. Helen Roth and Mrs. Beatrice Perdew, both of Winter Haven, Fla.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers. Mrs. Burkett was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Bedford, and the auxiliary of Memorial Hospital of Bedford County. She was the bookkeeper for Burkett Motors from 1952 to 1981 and previously was a teacher in the Colerain Township Elementary School. Funeral services: Friday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. in St. John's United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Roger L. Stine officiating. Burial in Bedford County Memorial Park.
The Bedford County Inquirer, August 17, 1990
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 17, 2010

 


BURKETT, Francis S.

Francis S. Burkett, 35, died at his home last night in Claysburg, Pa. Born in Corriganville, he was son of Howard and Esther (Pogue) Burkett of Ellerslie. Mr. Burkett served in both the Army and Navy during World War II and was also a member of the Reformed Church of Corriganville. Also surviving, in addition to his parents, are his widow, Mrs. Frances L. (Cordell) Burkett: a son, Donald Burkett, Corriganville; three brothers, Irvin Burkett and Clarence Burkett, also of Corriganville, and George Burkett, Baltimore; eight sisters, Mrs. Herman Starkey, Cumberland; Mrs. Samuel Bridges and Mrs. Dan Bridges, both of Claysburg; Mrs. Leonard Connars, Mrs. Henry Getson, Mrs. Walter Bridges and Mrs. R. B. Perdew, all of Corriganville, and Mrs. Virgil Hardsock, Baltimore. Services Sunday, Comps Cemetery near Hyndman.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 30, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


BURKETT, Dr. Guy P.

Dr. Guy P. Burkett, 63, of 108 Marsh Circle, Hagerstown, died Wednesday at the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore. Born in Clarysville on Jan. 13, 1923, he was the son of the late Roy L. and Hazel (Loar) Burkett. A graduate of Potomac State College, Keyser, W.Va., and a 1952 graduate of the University of Maryland, Dr. Burkett practiced dentistry in Hagerstown since 1952. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, Dr. Burkett was a member of the John Wesley United Methodist Church, Longmeadow Lions Club, BPO Elks 378, Washington County Dental Association, American Dental Association, International College of Dentists and the University of Maryland Alumni Association. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. G. Irene (Minnicks) Burkett; one daughter, Mrs. Diane K. Oroski; one son, Craig S. Burkett, both of Hagerstown; two sisters, Mrs. Ida M. Chlebnikow and Mrs. Betty Long, both of Hagerstown; one brother, Glen Burkett, La Vale, and two grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Saturday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Dr. Frederick R. Crider Jr. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park, Cumberland. The family requests memorials take the form of donations to the Maryland Eye Bank, c/o Longmeadow Lions Club, 2306 Appletree Drive, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.
The Cumberland Times-News, November 21, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2012

 


BURKETT, Howard L.

Howard L. Burkett, 85, of Allegheny Road, Manns Choice, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at his home. He was born November 28, 1919, in Hyndman, son of the late Nicholas H. and Freda (Trost) Burkett. On March 23, 1943 in Stockton, Calif., he married Datha A. Shaffer, and she survives along with a son, Charles H. Burkett married to the former Brenda Frankenberry, and a daughter Kay, wife of John H. Fair, both of Manns Choice. Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Mindy, Brandon, Benjamin, Justin, Makayla, Rachel Burkett and John R. Fair; a brother, Frank Earnest Burkett, married to the former Betty Coleman, of Buffalo Mills; and he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy M. Burkett Clites. Mr. Burkett was a graduate of the Hyndman High School class of 1939 and was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and graduated from auto mechanic school in Missouri and aircraft mechanic school in Los Angeles. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was instrumental in bringing the church into the Bedford area and served as the first local branch president. He was an officer in the Hyndman and Bedford County Granges, member of the Bedford County Conservation Service, Manns Choice School Board Member, served as a missionary for the church working with Navajo Indians in Arizona. He was Co-owner of the New Hope Dairy and sugar maple farm in Manns Choice and prior to that helped build the Allegheny Tunnel on the turnpike and had worked at Celanese Corp. in Cumberland, Md. Funeral services will be held Thursday 11 a.m. from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Donahoe Manor Road in Bedford with President Lanford Gates officiating. Burial at Bedford County Memorial Park. Friends will be received on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home in Bedford and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday morning.
The Bedford County Inquirer, May 27, 2005
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 15, 2010

 


BURKETT, Howard W.

Howard W. Burkett, 84, of Corriganville, died yesterday in the Cuppett Nursing Home, Oakland. A son of the late John and Kathryn (Devore) Burkett, he was born in Ellerslie. His wife, Esther (Pogue) Burkett, preceded him in death. He was a member of Corriganville Methodist Church. Surviving are nine children: Mrs. Mamie Conner, Mrs. Nellie Bridges, Mrs. Ada Perdew, Mrs. Rose Getson, Irvin and George Burkett, all of Corriganville; Mrs. Mae Starkey, Cumberland; Mrs. Mary Bridges, Claysburg, Pa.; Mrs. Elsie Hartsock, Baltimore; a brother, Russell Burkett, Akron; 42 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, where services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. by Rev. John Zinn, pastor of Corriganville United Church of Christ. Interment will be in Porter Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 23, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

 
BURKETT, Hugh W.

Hugh W. Burkett, 83, of Ellerslie, husband of Ellen (Diehl) Burkett, died yesterday afternoon at Memorial Hospital. He was born at Manns Choice, Pa. and was a son of the late Jessie and Sarah (Reisslings) Burkett. He was a retired Celanese Corporation machinist and was a member of the Redeemer Evangelical United Reformed Church, Ellerslie. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Everline, Hagerstown; two sons, Ellis, of Cumberland and Clarence G., Ellerslie; one brother, Simon Burkett, Hyndman; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body will be at the residence after 7 p. m. this evening, where a funeral service will be conducted Wednesday by the Rev. Frederick Oberkircher. Interment will be in the Porter Cemetery, near Ellerslie.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 22, 1956
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

 
BURKETT, Irvin W. 
 
Irvin W. Burkett, 87, of Corriganville, died Friday, April 18, 1997, at his residence. Born January 5, 1910, at Ellerslie, he was a son of the late Howard W. and Esther E. (Pogue) Burkett. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Mr. Burkett retired as a truck driver and construction worker for Baughman's Construction Co. He was a member of the Teamster's Union and had previously worked at the Celanese Corp. in Cumberland. He was a lifetime member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Corriganville, where he had served as an elder for the past 27 years. He was a 44 year life member of Corriganville Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Leola (McKenzie) Burkett; four daughters, Lou Ann Shircliffe and husband Bill, Universal City, Texas, Jean Boor, Corriganville, Connie Martin and husband Dennis, LaVale, and Susan Aldridge and husband Charles, Corriganville; three sons, Robert Burkett and wife Mary Louise, Corriganville, William Burkett and wife Carole, Mount Savage, and Terry Burkett and wife Judy, Mount Savage; 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Irvin will be remembered as a loving husband, and a devoted father and grandfather. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church for one hour prior to the service. Services will be conducted at St. John's United Church of Christ on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ruth S. Kershner officiating. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers; David, Jim and Tom Shircliffe, John and Jeff Boor, Randy Aldridge, Dennis Martin, and Timothy, Jason, Mickey and Bill Burkett. Honorary pallbearers will be Bruce and Terry Lee Burkett.
abt. Friday, April 18, 1997MD Obituary Links
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 10, 2013

 


BURKETT, J. Thornton

J. Thornton Burkett, 60, of 3047 Midway Street, Baton Rouge, died there yesterday. A native of Corriganville, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Minnie (Shatzer) Burkett. Mr. Burkett was a limb and brace maker. Surviving are a brother, Edward Burkett, Spring Gap; an aunt, Mrs. Grace Snyder, Cash Valley Road, and several nieces and nephews. The body will be at the Leasure-Stein Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted there Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Douglas Borko will officiate and interment will be in Green Mount Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 3, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 30, 2010

 

BURKETT, John

Killed in a Mine
Yesterday morning at 9 o'clock John Burkett, aged 45 years, a miner working in a mine near Franklin, was instantly killed by a fall of breast coal. The deceased was an old employee of the Cumberland Coal Company and leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss. He resided at Moscow with his family who are prostrated with grief. The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.
Published Tuesday, July 21, 1891 in THE DAILY TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 4, col. 1.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 19, 2015

BURKETT, John

Killed by a Fall of Breast Coal
A very sad accident occurred in the mine of the Piedmont and Cumberland Coal Company at Franklin, this county, Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock. John Burkett, while working in the mine and undermining breast coal, was killed by a fall of breast and top coal. He was 54 years of age and lived at Moscow. He leaves a wife and six children. A coroner's jury was summoned and and inquest held, the verdict rendered being "unavoidable and no blame to be attached to the company."
Published Friday, July 24, 1891 in THE WEEKLY CIVILIAN, Cumberland, Maryland on page 1, col. 1.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 19, 2015

BURKETT, John

Killed in the Mine
John Burkett was killed in the Piedmont and Cumberland company's mine Monday morning by a fall of top and breast coal. A coroner's jury rendered a verdict of "unavoidable death," etc. He was 55 years of age and a resident of Moscow. Mrs. Burkett and six children survive.
Published Saturday, July 25, 1891 in the MINING JOURNAL, Frostburg, Maryland on page 3, col. 4.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 19, 2015


BURKETT, Josiah

Josiah Burkett, 83 years of age, farmer, died this morning at his home near Corriganville. He leaves four daughters: Mrs. Grace Snyder, Mrs. John Null, Misses Lillian and Ruth Burkett, and 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be Monday at 2:30 o'clock from the home with interment in Greenmount Cemetery.. Rev. George A. Toske, pastor of Zion Reformed Church, will officiate.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 19, 1925
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 30, 2010


BURKETT, Mrs. Leola Belle McKenzie

CORRIGANVILLE - Leola Belle Burkett, 82, of Cash Valley Road, Corriganville, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at WMHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born March 22, 1911, in Pocahontas, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Lewis H. and Anna (Steinly) McKenzie. Surviving are three sons, Robert and wife Mary Louise (Spataro), of Corriganville, Terry and wife Judi (Witt) and William and wife Carole (Frankenberry), both of Mount Savage; four daughters, Connie Martin, married to Dennis, of LaVale, Jean Boor, widow of John C, and Susan Aldridge, married to Charles, both of Corriganville, and Lou Ann Shircliffe, married to Bill, of Universal City, Texas; one brother, Stanley McKenzie and wife Doris, of Aurora, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Burkett, a homemaker, was a kind and giving woman who lived for her family. She is now in heaven with "Daddy," Irvin W. Burkett, her husband of 65 years, who preceded her in death in 1997. The two of them will live in the hearts of their children and children's children forever. The Burkett children were blessed with wonderful parents, for which they thank our Lord. Mrs. Burkett also was preceded in death by four brothers and seven sisters. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, on Thursday, March 9, from 7 to 9 p.m., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church for one hour immediately before the funeral service. Funeral services will be conducted at St. John's United Church of Christ, Corriganville, on Saturday, March 11, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Steven L. Craft officiating. Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale.
Cumberland Times obituary; about March 7, 2000
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 28, 2011

 


BURKETT, Mrs. Margaret McFarland

Frostburg, Md., June 7 - The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Burkett, age 59, wife of Constable William J. Burkett, who died at Miners' Hospital Tuesday evening, will be held tomorrow at 2.p.m., at the First English Baptist Church. Rev. H. P. Wise, pastor, will officiate. Mrs. Burkett is survived by her husband and four children: Earl and Carl Burkett, Miss Della Burkett and Mrs. Leah Fatkin; also the following brothers and sisters: Price, James, Upton, John, and Robert McFarland, Mrs. John Burkett, Mrs. Annie Fatkin, Mrs. Edgar Rowe, Mrs. Jesse Rankin, and Mrs. Hugo Rempel.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 7, 1928
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 30, 2010

 

 
BURKETT, Marion

HYNDMAN — Marion Burkett, 92, of Buffalo Mills, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harry Caton, Berlin RD 3. Born in Cooks Mill, he was a son of the late Henry and Martha (Myers) Burkett and was preceded in death by his wife, Ruie M. Hillegass Burkett and 10 children. He was a retired farmer, and a member of Trinity United Church of Christ. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Floyd Holler, Mrs. Guy Holler, and Mrs. Lawrence Ringler, all of Buffalo Mills; and Mrs. Caton; a son, Walter Burkett, here; 35 grandchildren, 85 great-grandchildren, and 27 great-great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman. A service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at Trinity United Church of Christ. Rev. Larry L. Fish will officiate and burial will be in Dry Ridge Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p. m. Wednesday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 13, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


BURKETT, Orville G.

MANNS CHOICE, Pa. - Orville G. Burkett, 73, died Saturday at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va. Born in Hyndman Jan. 31, 1914, he was the son of the late George and Edith (Rizer) Burkett. Mr. Burkett was a farmer and formerly was employed by the Amcelle Plant of the Celanese Corporation. He served with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre during World War II. He was a member of the VFW in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; the DAV, and Milligan's Cove Christian Church. Surviving are his widow, Virginia L. (Lowery) Burkett; two sons, Devon Burkett, Warrenton, Va., and Tom Burkett, Altoona, Fla.; two brothers, Fuller Burkett, Buffalo Mills, and Cleatus Burkett, Duncansville; two sisters, Mrs. Erdie Clites, Duncansville, and Mrs. Olive Shroyer, Buffalo Mills, and nine grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Tuesday at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Stevens Burr. Interment will be in Porter Cemetery, near Ellerslie, Md. Pallbearers will be Gary Miller, Ronald Shaffer, Rodney Shaffer, Edward Nofsker Jr., Roy Mock Jr. and Wayne Elliott. The family requests memorials take the form of contributions to the Diabetes Association or the Amercian Heart Association.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 2, 1987
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2012

 

 
BURKETT, Otto T.

HYNDMAN — Otto T. Burkett, 61, of here, died yesterday morning in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Hyndman July 2, 1902, he was a son of the late George Burkett and Mrs. Edith (Rizer) Burkett, of Buffalo Mills. He was a member of the Hyndman Pentecostal Church. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah (Clites) Burkett; a son, Delford Burkett, Hyndman; six daughters, Mrs. Hilda Hengst, Mrs. Thelma Miller, Mrs. Evelyn Elliott, Mrs. Dorothy Leydig and Mrs. Helen Riggleman, all of Hyndman, and Mrs. Emma Donahue, Corriganville; four brothers, Hobart Burkett, Tyrone, Pa.; Orville Burkett, Manns Choice; Fuller Burkett, Buffalo Mills, and Cletus Burkett, Duncansville; five sisters, Mrs. Verona Elliott, Mrs. Leoda Nofsken and Mrs. Olive Shroyer, all of Roaring Springs; Mrs. Neva Smeak, Altoona; and Mrs. Erdie Clites, Duncansville, and 12 grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, where friends will be received after 2 p.m. today. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. C. E. Miller officiating. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, September 8, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

 
BURKETT, Paul Dewey

Paul Dewey Burkett, 66, of Oakwood Avenue, Cresaptown, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital where he was admitted July 10. He had been in failing health the past two years. Born in Mann's Choice, Pa., he was a son of the late Samuel C. and Mary (Wertz) Burkett. An employe of Celanese Fibers Company, he was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Cresaptown. Surviving are his wife, Mary M. Fochtman Burkett, two daughters, Miss Mary G. Burkett, at home, and Mrs. Herbert L. Miller, Frederick; five sons, Sfc. Edmund L. Burkett, the Pentagon; Paul L. Burkett, Fairgo; Joseph P. Burkett, Frederick; A 1/c Alvin F. Burkett, Baker AFB, Oregon; and Frederick K. Burkett, at home; two brothers, Nicholas H. Burkett, Hyndman, and Raymond Burkett, Centerville, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Adelaide Miller, Mann's Choice; Mrs. Mabel Weldon, Mt. Ephraim, N. J., and Mrs. Mary Wright, Bedford, and 13 grandchildren. The body is at the George Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral at 7:30 p. m. tomorrow. Requiem mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a. m. in St. Ambrose Catholic Church and interment will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 6, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

 
BURKETT, Robert F.

Robert F. Burkett, 52, of Milligan's Cove, Buffalo Mills RD 1, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 1995, near his home in Harrison Township. Born Feb. 4, 1943, in Hyndman, he was a son of Mary L. (Leydig) Burkett, Bedford, and the late Fuller C. Burkett. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Marilyn "Max" (Lienhardt) Burkett; two sons, Timothy L. Burkett, Buffalo Mills, RD 1, and Daniel E. Burkett, Charleston, Me.; seven grandchildren; a brother, Ivan L. Burkett, Hyndman; and a sister, Nancy M. Mock, Bedford. He was a retired 19-year millwright at Celanese Corp. of America's Amcelle Plant. He was a former Pennsylvania deputy game protector and served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1963. He was a member of Bible Gospel Church, Hyndman.
The Bedford County Inquirer, December 8, 1995
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 28, 2010

 

 
Name: Robert Irvin "Bob" Burkett, 68, of Corriganville, MD
Parents: Irvin and Leola (McKenzie) Burkett
DOB: April 30, 1939
DOD: March 23, 2008
Military: Veteran of U.S. Military
Spouse: Mary Louise (Spataro) Burkett 
Predeceased by: parents
Survived by: wife; son, Bruce Patrick; his brothers, Bill Burkett and his wife Carole, Mt. Savage, MD; Terry Burkett and wife Judy, Mt. Savage; sisters, Lou Ann Shircliffe, San Antonio, TX; Jeanie Boor, Corriganville; Susan Aldridge and husband Charlie, Corriganville; Connie Martin and husband, Denny, LaVale, MD
Burial: Thursday, March 27, 2008, Restlawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale, MD

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 28, 2014

 

 
BURKETT, Ruie Meece Hillegas

Buffalo Mills, Pa., Oct. 5 — Services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. in Trinity Reformed church, Dry Ridge, for Mrs. Ruie Meece Burkett, 67, wife of Marion Burkett, tax assessor of Juniata Township, Route 1, Buffalo Mills, who died yesterday afternoon in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md., where she was admitted September 30. The Rev. Clarence Whetstone will officiate and interment will be in Dry Ridge cemetery. A native of West End, Bedford county, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Lydia Hillegas. She was a member of Trinity Reformed church, Dry Ridge. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Arthur Burkett, Akron, Ohio, and Walter Burkett, Hyndman, Pa., and three daughters, Mrs. Floyd Holler, Akron, Mrs. Guy Holler, and Mrs. Lawrence Ringler, both of Buffalo Mills, Pa. Nine children, including Cpl. Samuel Paul Burkett, killed in action in Belgium September 17, 1944, preceded her in death. Four brothers, Harry Hillegas, McKeesport; Joseph, of Points; Ross, of Gahagan, and Eldie Hillegas, Buffalo Mills, and four sisters, Mrs. Mary McVicker, New Buena Vista; Mrs. Julia Myers, Boswell; Mrs. Margaret Turner, Torrance, and Mrs. Ida Diehl, Schellsburg, also survive.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 5, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

 
BURKETT, Russell

FROSTBURG — Russell Burkett, 68, of 31 Beall's Lane, died last night at his home. He was a former distributor for the Kendall Oil Company. A native of Loartown, he was a son of the late John A. and Matilda (McFarland) Burkett. He is survived by his widow. Mrs. Caroline (Fischer) Burkett; a sister, Mrs. Jonathan Radcliffe, LaVale; six brothers, James Burkett, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and Harry, John, Roy, Adam and Robert Burkett, all of LaVale. Mr. Burkett was secretary of the Clarysville Volunteer Fire Company at one time. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home here where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 1, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 17, 2011

 


BURKETT, Samuel Clay

Samuel Clay Burkett, 77, a lifelong resident of Mann's Choice, died Wednesday afternoon. He had been ill for several months. Mr. Burkett, a farmer, was a son of the late Jesse and Sarah Burkett. His wife, Mrs. Anna Wertz Burkett, died three years ago. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Bedford. Four sons and three daughters survive. They are Norman Burkett, Mann's Choice; N. H. Burkett, Hyndman; Paul D. Burkett, Cresaptown Raymond L. Burkett, Corriganville; Miss Adelyne Burkett, Mann's Choice: Mrs. William Weldon, Philadelphia, and Mrs. Weldon Wright, Bedford. Also surviving are three brothers, Hugh Burkett, Ellerslie; John Burkett, Bedford; and Simon Burkett, Hyndman. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The Bedford Gazette, April 20, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2012

 


BURKETT, Mrs. Sarah H. Clites
 
HYNDMAN, Pa. — Mrs. Sarah H. Burkett, 72, died Thursday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, following an extended illness. Born December 28, 1904, in Meyersdale, she was the daughter of the late John Clites and Emma (Albright) Clites. Her husband, Otto Burkett, died in 1963. She was a member of the Evangelical Bible Church. Surviving are a son, Delford Burkett, here; six daughters, Mrs. Hilda Hengst, Mrs. Evelyn Elliott, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Helen Robesson, all of here; Mrs. Emma Donahue, Corriganville; Mrs. Dorothy Leydig, Somerset, and Mrs. Thelma Miller, Hyndman; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Leydig, Buffalo Mills; Mrs. Ethel Mull, Hyndman; Mrs. Nettie Kline, Cumberland; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Zeigler Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. with Rev. James F. Hodges officiating. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Hengst, Clarence Hengst, Jr., Delford Burkett, Jr., Terry Elliott, Richard Donaldson and Gregg Hoagland, grandsons.
The Cumberland News, February 12, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 27, 2011

BURKETT, Mrs. Verna Allison

CRESAPTOWN — Verna A. Burkett, 92, of Cresaptown, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, W.Va. Born on Feb. 11, 1921 in Saxton, Pa., she was a daughter of the late William B. and Margaret (Carbaugh) Allison. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, William R. Burkett; four brothers, Tom, Roy, Donald “Bud” and John; three sisters, Mary, Zana and Olive; and a granddaughter, Allison S. Burkett. Verna graduated from Saxton Liberty High School in 1939 and worked at Saxton Bottling Co., Celanse Co., Mt. Airy Shirt Factory, and her son’s dental practice. She was an active member of the Keyser Presbyterian Church during the 1950’s and 60’s and presently a member of Cresaptown United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Keyser DeMolay Mothers Club and Women of the Moose Chapter 191, Keyser. Mrs. Burkett was a homemaker and she and her husband raised their family in Keyser for 20 years. She spent most of her life residing in the Keyser-Cumberland region as well as Eldersburg. She was also a dedicated and loving caregiver to her sister Zana. Surviving are one son, W. Paul Burkett and wife Mary Jo of Mt. Airy; one daughter, Marjorie J. Fazzalore and husband Rob of Keyser; sister-in-law, Margaret Thomas of Oakland; four grandchildren, Brian Faulk and wife Amanda, Celena Fazzalore, Ryan Burkett and Robert Fazzalore III and wife Jaime; three great-grandchildren, Emma J. Burkett-Bryant, Ilario Fazzalore, and Isabella Fazzalore; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Friends will be received at the Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser, on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Hal Atkins officiating. Interment will follow in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser. The family would like to express thanks to Potomac Valley Hospice.
Cumberland Times-News, June 7, 2013
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 22, 2017


BURKETT, Virgil

HAGERSTOWN — Virgil Burkett, 54, formerly of Hyndman, died yesterday morning in Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown. A native of Hyndman, he was a son of Mrs. Grace (Beals) Burkett, Cumberland, and the late Charles Burkett. Mr. Burkett was employed as a truck driver. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Thelma Burkett; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Baker; two brothers, Charles Burkett and Ray Burkett, Cumberland; two sisters, Mrs. Ivadean Christner, Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Leona Moreland, Cumberland, and two grandchildren. Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at Rest Haven Chapel, Hagerstown, and burial will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 10, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 30, 2010

 

 
BURKETT, Walter

HYNDMAN — Walter Burkett, 59 died yesterday at Memorial Hosptal where he had been a patient two months. A native of Hyndman; he was a son of Mrs. Bertha (Gardner) Burkett, and the late Simon Burkett. He was an employe of Celanese Fibers Company and a member of Pentecostal Church. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, Irene (Emerick) Burkett; three sons, Gerald Burkett, Corriganville; Gary and Roger Burkett, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Joyce Humbertson, address unknown; Mrs. Betty Sirbaugh, Cumberland; Mrs. Delores Scaife and Mrs. Edna Nichols, here; two brothers, Leroy and David Burkett, here, and 17 grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. Glenn Shewbridge will officiate and burial will follow in Madley Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, April 30, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

 
BURKETT, William C.

FROSTBURG - William C. Burkett, 69, died yesterday in Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio, where he had been a patient one month. Mr. Burkett resided in this area until 1949 when he moved to Canton. Born at Vale Summit, he was a son of the Iate William and Margaret (McFarland) Burkett. Surviving are his widow, Ethel (Long) Burkett; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Alexander and Mrs. Raymond Piciari, both of Canton; four sons, Milton and Howard Burkett, both of Akron; Vernon Burkett, Canton, and William C. Burkett, Cumberland; two sisters, Mrs. Delia Schuler, Detroit, and Mrs. Leah Fatkin, Luke; a brother, Earl Burkett, Canton; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandihildren. The body will be brought to the Hafer Funeral Home here. The family will receive friends tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Friday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Marvin Simpson, pastor of English Baptist Church, and interment will be in Vale Summit Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 13, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

 
BURKETT, William J.

FROSTBURG — William J. Burkett, 89, former resident, died yesterday at the home of a son, Earl Burkett, Canton, Ohio. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are another son, Carl Burkett, also of Canton, and two daughters, Mrs. Della Schooler, Royal Oak, Mich., and Mrs. Leah Fatkin, Luke. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 3:30 p. m. by Rev. Donald A. Vosseler, pastor of First English Baptist Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 21, 1955  
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

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