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Lois Ann (Wallar) Burkett

May 11, 1928 ~ November 21, 2020 (age 92)


Lois Ann (Wallar) Wahler Burkett, 92, passed away November 21, 2020, in Princeton, IN.


She was born May 11, 1928, the daughter of Howard V. and Hazel Fern (Culbreth) Wallar.


Lois Ann married Richard J. Wahler on June 17, 1950 and enjoyed 42 years with him until his death on December 29, 1992. On December 26, 1999, she married Gerald W. Burkett and he survives.


A Mt. Carmel native, Lois Ann was a retired music and elementary school teacher and life-long member of Trinity United Methodist Church.


In addition to her parents and first husband, Lois Ann was preceded in death by her infant sister, Mary Lee Wallar and infant granddaughter, Emily Brooke Girten. 


Survivors include her husband, Gerald Burkett of Mt. Carmel, IL, daughter, Julie Wahler Girten (Kevin Jones) of Evansville, IN, granddaughter, Cori (Greg) Meunier and great-grandchildren, Alexa and Eli Meunier of Newburgh, IN. She is also survived by stepchildren, Steve (Donna) Burkett, their children, Stephen Burkett, Jeremy (Christy) Burkett and Dan (Wanda) Burkett, their children, Amanda (Kevin) Sellers and Laura Burkett(Jeff Drexler), along with step great-grandchildren Xander, Shiloh and Tegan Burkett and Katlyn Kunkel and one step great-great grandson, Easton.


Graveside service will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.


Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Mt. Carmel, IL.


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Graveside Service
December 29, 2020

2:00 PM
Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Illinois

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