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Frona D. Burkett, 88, of DuBois, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at DuBois Nursing Home.
Mrs. Burkett was born May 26, 1926, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late David L. Buterbaugh and Jessie D. (Clawson) Buterbaugh.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joy James Burkett, on April 15, 1985.
Frona was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Sykesville.
She is survived by five sons, Lloyd J. Burkett and wife Sandra and Robert L. Burkett and wife Patricia, all of Reynoldsville, David M. Burkett of DuBois, Larry E. Burkett and wife Beverly of Brockway, and Edward M. Burkett and wife Carol of Fayetteville, North Carolina; three daughters, Sandra D. Gaul and husband Norbert of Saucier, Mississippi, Brenda S. Owen and husband Ted of Dorchester, South Carolina, Jennifer E. Horn and husband Mark of Saint Louis, Missouri, 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Katherine Fagen; seven brothers, Alvin, Lloyd, Walter, Jay, Ralph, Edgar and David Buterbaugh; and two sisters, Elva Kirkwood and Annabelle Bowser.
Friends will be received Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church in Sykesville, where a service will be held at 1 p.m., with Pastor Theron Thompson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oscar G. Murray Fund, Baltimore Community Foundation, 2 East Read St., 9th Floor, Baltimore MD 21202, or to the Catholic Charities.
Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com.