Marian (Burkett) Mumford (1923 - 2014)

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Marian Burkett Mumford, 90, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, JuIy 12, 2014, at Brookville Hospital.
Born at home Sept. 6, 1923, in Home, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry Washington and Jemima Susanna Burkett.
Marian graduated from Marion Center High School in 1941, worked at the Sylvania Electric Company in Emporium for two years, attended Feller Cosmetology School in Oil City, graduated and worked as a beautician at the Lavender Shop in Punxsutawney, then, in 1945, moved to Brookville to work at another Sylvania plant.
She married Dick Mumford, the man who stole her heart at the Brookville skating rink, on Aug. 9, 1948, in Plumville. He preceded her in death Feb. 4, 1998.
In 1968, Marian began a 25-year career at Dollar General, from where she retired.
Marian was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church for 65 years. She played the piano for 58 years,
Survivors include two sons, John Mumford and wife, Katrina, of Clarion, and Ed Mumford of Brookville; and one daughter, Kathy Mumford Wurtzer and husband, John, of Washington, Pa.; five grandchildren: Andrew (Jenny) Mumford, Jenni (Barry) Irving, Abbey (Scott) Lee, Katie Wurtzer and Kelly Wurtzer; and eight great-grandchildren: Olivia and Jack Mumford, Griffin, Devin and Brennan Irving; and Mollie, Grace and Sophie Lee.
She was also preceded in death by brothers, Harold Burkett, and infant brother Hughie; sisters: Martha Foltz, Marjorie Manners, Margaret Botsford, Mary Dick and Marcella Simpson.
Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. this evening (July 14) at the McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Sheesley officiating. A luncheon will follow at Zion United Methodist Church.
Burial will be in Zion Cemetery on Sigel Road.
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McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home
345 Main St
Brookville, PA 15825
(814) 849-7375
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Published in The Courier Express from July 14 to July 21, 2014