Frances H. Burkett

Frances Helene Burkett, 91, of Columbia City, IN, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Columbia City.

Mrs. Burkett graduated from high school in 1943 and earned a degree from Grand Rapids School of Nursing in 1964. She worked as a licensed practical nurse for 20 years. She was a member of College Park United Brethren Church, in Huntington.

She was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Clare County, MI, to Clair J. and Ada A. Lydiatt Coulter. She married Marion Elias Burkett on Aug. 14, 1943, at her parents’ home in Clare, MI, and he survives.

Additional survivors include three sons, Rev. David Lynn (Juliet) Burkett, of Mt. Morris, MI; Dr. Mark Allen (Sandra) Burkett, of Columbia City; and Rev. Philip LaMar (Darlene) Burkett, of Cass City, MI; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Calling is Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with a memorial service following at 11 a.m., at College Park Church, 1945 College Ave., Huntington. Rev. Gary Dilley will officiate.

Memorial gifts may be made to Global Ministries for Mattru Hospital in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

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