'Together Again'Phyllis J. Burkett
83, of Massillon, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 at Affinity Medical Center. She was born Oct. 27, 1929 in Massillon. Phyllis was an avid reader, card player, bowler, a Cleveland Indians fan, loved to travel, and most of all enjoyed spending time with her family. She graduated from Washington High School in 1947 and worked for The Kroger Company and Fishers Foods until she stopped working to raise her family.
Phyllis is survived by her two daughters, Cherie (Tom) Burkett, of Massillon, Michelle (Charles) Moore II of Massillon; and three sons, Dennis (Renee) Stitt of Massillon, Greg (Jana) Stitt of Massillon and Robert P. (Toni ) Burkett, Jr. of Canton; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, brother, Bill (Joan) Williams of Canton; and numerous special nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert P. Burkett, Sr.; her father and mother, John H. and Lavina Williams; and a brother , John 'Jack' Williams.
Friends may gather at the Paquelet Funeral Home on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., Kevin O'Brien, officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stark County Humane Society. Messages of condolence and support may be sent to the family at
Published in The Repository on Sept. 6, 2013