Frances Dorene (Fox) Burkert, 81, Savannah, MO

Published 06/12 2014 10:37AM

Updated 06/12 2014 10:41AM

Frances Dorene (Fox) Burkert, 81, of Savannah, MO passed from this life on June 11, 2014 where she lived in the home with her daughter Debra Shea.

She was born August 21, 1932 in St. Joseph, MO to James & Helen (Wosley) Fox.

Frances married Donald W. Burkert on June 17, 1950 in St. Joseph, MO, and he preceded her in death on October 30, 2004.

Frances and Don moved to California for 12 years and moved back to Andrew County in 1965. She worked at HD Lee as a seamstress and inspector before retiring. She loved to be with her family, children and grandchildren, and looked forward to the 4th of July to shoot bottle rockets, she enjoyed being in her garden especially the roses given to her by her children. Frances loved watching the KC Chiefs on game day. Her final wish was that all her Kids be happy and live life to the fullest. She was proud of all her children and believed in the good of everyone, she taught us how to love and forgive. She was of Lutheran faith.

Survivors include sons, Donald and Mary Burkert, Douglas and Amy Burkert both of Savannah, MO; daughters, Debra Shea of Savannah, MO, Denise and Douglas Grimm, White Hall, AR; seven grandchildren; Aimee (Brian) Kennedy, Andrea (Josh) Donaldson, Danielle Burkert, Desiree Burkert (Travis Harvey), Scott Burkert, Mackenzie Burkert, Paul Grimm (Brandi Wigginton); great grandchildren; Jacob & Kaden Kennedy, Raven Burkert, Cruz, Kahne and Chaz Donaldson, Waylen Harvey, and Shianne Wiggington. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald; three grandsons, James, Patrick, and Ryan Shea; brothers Wallace, Robert, and James Jr. Fox; one sister Beverly Fox.

Celebration of Life will be 11:00 AM Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Breit–Hawkins Funeral Home; Savannah, MO. Interment will be in Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, MO. Public visitation and family receiving hours 10 to 11 AM Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Funeral Home.

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