A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at First Church of God, located at 1105 Girard St. in Metropolis, with a dinner to follow. Pastors Everett and Cindy Shaw will officiate. Music will be provided by Ramona Barnett, organist/pianist; and Cindy Shaw and Tammie Bunting, soloists.
Mrs. Burkett was a retired nurse with LTV Steel. She was a member of First Church of God in Metropolis.
Survivors include her husband, Gary Burkett of Metropolis; one daughter, Jeannie Kelley; one granddaughter, Jessica Kelley; one brother, Henry Wellner of Peru, Ill.; and 13 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Elsie Wellner.
Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis is in charge of arrangements.