LINCOLN, Ala. — Helen A. Burkett, 93, died Dec. 4, 2012, at the Regional Medical Center in Anniston, Ala. Graveside services were Saturday at Beaverton Cemetery with Travis Brenda officiating. Mrs. Burkett was born Feb. 16, 1919, to the late Webster and Iona Shaneyfelt McCartney. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Pell City, Ala. She retired as a nursing assistant from St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, Ill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Edward Burkett; son, Robert Alan Sheppard; and sister, Thelma Winifred Forrest. Survivors include her daughter, Carole Darlene Ellenburg of Lincoln; ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on December 9, 2012
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