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Nancy Burkett

Sep 8th, 1949 - Jun 26th, 2023

Graveside Ceremony: 10 a.m. on Friday, June 30, 2023, at Powers Cemetery, Xenia


      Nancy Lee Burkett, age 73, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Monday night, June 26, 2023, at her home.

      She was born September 8, 1949, in Flora, the daughter of Harold Wayne “Hack” and Doris Lee (Purdy) Wilson.  She was united in marriage to Robert Allen Burkett on November 15, 1969, at the Methodist Church in Flora and together they have shared 53 wedding anniversaries.

      Nancy was a jack-of-all trades when it came to her role as a farm wife.  Driving tractors, running errands for parts, and making dinner to take to the field were just a few of the tasks she took on.  Spending time with her grandsons was one of her favorite pastimes. She was their biggest fan when it came to their baseball games and was extremely proud when North Clay won the State Championship.  She was an animal lover and enjoyed listening to the ocean.    

      She is survived by her husband: Robert Burkett of Xenia; 2 sons: Greg (Stacey) Burkett of Louisville and Andy (Cindie) Burkett of Nashville, Tennessee; 2 grandsons: Ethan and Carson Burkett of Louisville; and a brother: Michael Wilson.

      She was preceded in death by her parents.

      A graveside ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 30, 2023, at Powers Cemetery, Xenia.  Those attending are asked to arrive directly at the cemetery.  Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to Fur a Good Paws and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:    


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David Bryden

June 27th

My heart goes out do a family that was very near and dear to me for my job at Halliburton services, my thoughts and prayers go to both you, Mike, and Bob at your loss.

Jan and Frank Herman & Family

June 27th

To Bob, Greg, Andy, and Families, We were so saddened to hear of your loss! We always thought of you all as our "second family"! Thoughts and prayers are with you! With love and sympathy. The Hermans

Bud & Linda (King) Martin

June 27th

We are sorry for your loss. Nancy was a great gal and a pleasure to know. Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Nancy❤️

Jerry and Carolyn Bible

June 28th

Our deepest sympathies to Robert, Greg and all of the Burkett families in the loss of their loved one Nancy. 🙏🙏

Julie Lewis Kamp

June 28th

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

John & Michelle Oglesby

June 28th

Condolences and deepest sympathies to Bob and the family. Our prayers go out to all.

Larry & Kathy Hagen

June 28th

Bob & family, We are so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was such a special person & she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Annette Robb

June 28th

I’m very saddened to hear of this loss. My childhood is full of wonderful memories that included hanging out at the Burkett home. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Deanita Edwards

June 28th

To the Burkett family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Nancy was such a lovely person, she will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Dr. Robert K Jenkins

June 28th

Sending condolences, sympathy and prayers. May Nancy’s memory always be a blessing.

Sharon Greenwood

June 28th

It is with great sadness I read of Nancy's death! She was a great lady. We were neighbors growing up and shared many memories. My prayers are with her family at this time!

Jennifer Melton-Cleghorn

June 28th

Bob, Greg, and Andy, I’m so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. I have so many found memories from the Xenia days. I always looked forward to her sending me a message asking about my kids and catching up. She will be missed!

Monte & Nancy Bible

June 28th

Thinking of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Shelly Allen

June 28th

I am so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. We all had some great 'Xenia Days' and birthday parties. She was always smiling. Prayers of strength for all of you.

Jon Masters & family

June 28th

Rest in peace Nancy! I’ll always remember your family growing up on Flora Ave. and miss those days!

Chris Herman

June 28th

She was like a second mom to me. So many great childhood memories of hanging out with the Burketts and she was always right there taking care of us. Sorry for your loss guys.

David & Judy Dunnigan

June 28th

Our sincere Condolences

Ken Fitzgerald

June 28th

My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Jim and Janice Frost

June 28th

Rode many miles together, lots of memories. Will cherish them all. Bob hold on to the wonderful memories and the life you created together.

Vickie Simpson (Allen)

June 28th

So sorry to hear of your loss. Nancy was a delight to be around, as you can tell by the condolences. Her smile and laugh was contagious. Will always remember the 'Xenia Days' with our kids, birthday parties, basketball, PTA, and other school events. Prayers for Bob, Greg, Andy and family.

Becky Stocke

June 28th

My thoughts and prayers are certainly with the family at this difficult time. Nancy was such a special person and will be missed.

Trudy J Zimmerman Stanford

June 29th

I am so saddened to hear of Nancy's passing. She was always smiling and was a great person. Prayers for you all, she will be missed so very much.

"Squigger" Lisa Herman Engelke

June 29th

I love, love, loved this woman! She was the absolute best and made me and everyone else feel so loved and so important. She was so welcoming and so much fun and was always my second mom. I cherish all of my childhood memories with Nance and the Burketts and know she’s serving jokes and Mai Tais up in heaven right now. My sincere condolences to Andy, Greg, Bob and all of the family…I love you all. She was a truly special person, one of kind.

Ed and Amgie Niccum

June 29th

Our hearts are broken for the family. Nancy made our motorcycle trips so fun and was a special lady. She gave the best hugs and always made us smile. She will live on in our hearts. Praying for healing.

Steve and Cindy Valbert

June 29th

Sorry to hear about Nancy. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Brad & Tina Briscoe

June 30th

So sorry to hear of Nancy's passing, please accept our thoughts & prayers for all.

Terry Igert

June 30th

You have our deepest sympathy!!!

Tiffany and Sean Marra

June 30th

We are thinking of your family and all you have gone through over the years. Although we didn't know Nancy personally, we can see the person she raised Andy to be. Please take care and know we are there for you.

J.B Anderson

July 1st

You have our deepest sympathy!!!

Sam and Ramona Anderson

July 3rd

So sorry for your loss. Nancy was always full of energy in high school and I haven’t seen her since. Our sincere sympathy to her family.

Cindy Booth McDannel

July 6th

Praying for peace and comfort in this trying time.



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All 70's Reunion
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