She was born Dec. 20, 1908, to George W. and Minnie Campbell Burnett near Monticello, Ky. At age 11, she received Jesus Christ as her Savior and was baptized in a pool of spring water and joined the Big Springs Baptist Church of Burfield, Ky.
At age 12 she moved to Kansas with her family, settling near Edna. She attended Ripon Grade School and graduated as valedictorian of her class at Edna High School. She lived in the Edna area until her health required her to be in a nursing home.
She was a loving and loyal person who spent many years of her life caring for her parents. She was loved and highly respected by all who knew her. Her hobbies were crocheting, piecing quilts and gardening. She had a large flower garden as long as she was able to care for it.
She had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Edna for 80 years. Since her eyesight was almost totally gone as well as her hearing, as long as she was able she spent her time listening to gospel broadcasting on TV through a special earpiece her nephew, Gilbert Burnett, fixed for her. She enjoyed visiting with people who stopped by to visit her and was always interested in what all of the family was doing, as well as other people in the community she knew.
Survivors include one sister, Flonnie Knewtson; and one brother, Woodrow Burnett, both of Edna; three nephews and their spouses, Gilbert and Jane Burnett of Edna, Jim and Barbara Burnett of Waterford, Mich., David and Linda Knewtson of Nixa, Mo.; one niece, Beverly Knewtson of Coffeyville; six great-nephews and nieces and spouses, Gregg and Lisa Burnett of Evergreen, Colo., Andrew and Dawn Burnett of Sioux Falls, S.D., Michelle and Troy Henry of Greenville, Texas, Jason and Tiana Knewtson of Fredericksburg, Va., Jeremy and Sherry Knewtson of Lee's Summit, Mo., Melinda and Jeremy Reed of Glendale, Mo.; 11 great-great-nephews and nieces; and special friends, Ollie Kells of Florence, Ky., and Rose Burnett, Novi, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; a brother, who died in infancy; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Burnett and Ida Burnett; and one brother-in-law, Raymond Knewtson.
Services were on Tuesday at the First Baptist Church at Edna with the Rev. Charles Evans officiating. Burial was in North Edna Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Edna or Gideon's International, these may be sent to Penwell-Gabel Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Coffeyville, 67337.