Verna A. Burkett

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Verna A. Burkett, 92, of Cresaptown, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, W.Va.

Born Feb. 11, 1921, in Saxton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William B. and Margaret Carbaugh Allison. She was the wife of the late William R. Burkett, her husband of 67 years. 

She graduated from Saxton Liberty High School in 1939. She worked at Saxton Bottling Company, Celanse Company, Mount Airy Shirt Factory, and her son's dental practice.

She was an active member of the Keyser Presbyterian Church during the 1950s and 1960s; 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 No. 191 in Keyser.

She 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 enjoyed baking, sewing, was an avid reader and had a passion for gambling and bingo. She was a fan of the Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens and the West Virginia Mountaineers. She spent many years traveling with her husband and friends in the Maryland Travelers Group. She was caregiver to her sister Zana.

Surviving are son W. Paul Burkett and wife Mary Jo, of Mount; daughter Marjorie J. Fazzalore and husband Rob, of Keyser; a sister-in-law, Margaret Thomas, of Oakland; grandchildren Brian Faulk and wife Amanda, Celena Fazzalore, Ryan Burkett and Robert Fazzalore III and wife Jaime; great-grandchildren Emma J. Burkett-Bryant, Ilario Fazzalore and Isabella Fazzalore; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was predeceased by four brothers; three sisters; and a granddaughter, Allison S. Burkett.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Markwood Funeral Home, 111 S. Mineral St., Keyser.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Hal Atkins officiating. Interment will follow in Potomac Memorial Gardens in Keyser.

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Published in Carroll County Times on June 7, 2013
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