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Gladys L. Burnett, 98, of New Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at St. Joseph's Home for the Aged in Jefferson City.
She was born on June 8, 1912, in New Bloomfield, the daughter of Herbert and Orlean (Guthrie) Craghead. On September 17, 1938, she was united in marriage to Elmo J. Burnett, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Burnett was a lifetime member of the New Bloomfield Christian Church where she was a member of the Women's Circle. She was also a member of the XYZ Club. She enjoyed playing the piano, cooking, sewing, gardening and word puzzles. She was an avid fan of St. Louis Cardinal baseball and Missouri Tiger basketball. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a former school teacher in Callaway and Cole counties. She retired from the Missouri Department of Revenue in 1976. Survivors include: three sons, Bob Burnett and wife Anna of Boonville, Bill Burnett and friend Jackie Atkison of Columbia, and Doug Burnett and wife Sharon of Hartsburg; one daughter, Carolyn and husband Nike Thompson of Jefferson City; nine grandchildren, LaFonda Burnett Schmidt of Columbia, Vince Taylor of Boonville, Dennis and wife Carla Taylor of Phoenix, Ariz., Travis and wife Yolanda Burnett of Columbia, Nathan and wife Lara Burnett of St. Louis, Clayton and wife Kelly Burnett of Kansas City, Derek Burnett of St. Louis, Anna Burnett and fiancÈ Lucas Maxwell of St. Louis, and Sara Thompson Schroeder and husband Eric of Jefferson City; six great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers, Paul and Earnest Craghead. The family will receive friends today from 4 until 6 p.m. at Debo Funeral Home in Holts Summit. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2010, at the New Bloomfield Christian Church with Reverend Joe Gibson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to New Bloomfield Cemetery Association or New Bloomfield Christian Church c/o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, PO Box 818, Fulton, MO 65251.