Glenna Burkett

Glenna Burkett

Glenna Lucille Worden Burkett was released from this earthly life to her heavenly home on November 26, 2011. Mrs. Burkett was born October 30, 1920, in Payne, OH to Rev. Lester and Esther Worden. Glenna was a licensed foster mother and caregiver to numerous children. She served in a variety of areas at the Otsego Church of God; as the first Librarian, starting the Mothers’ Club, a Bible School Director, as a Sunday School Teacher and vocalist. Two records were made from her special songs in 1948. She also enjoyed embroidering, artex painting, plants and most importantly her family. On August 25, 1939 in Lincoln, IL she married Milton J. Burkett who preceded her in death 1998.

Surviving are her daughters, Rita (Jim) Arnsman of Otsego and  Jean (Ron) Phelps of Plainwell; daughter-in-law, Dee Burkett; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank (Mary) Worden, Harlan (Norma) Worden, Sr. and H. David (Wanda) Worden, Sr. and a sister-in-law, Bea Worden.

Preceding her in death was her son Wendell in 2010, granddaughter, Laureen; 2 brothers, Ralph and Russell Worden; 2 sisters, Phyllis Ballew and Donna Thomas.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Life Care Center for the last 1 ½ years of special care to Glenna.

Friends may visit with Glenna’s family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at the Church of God, Otsego, Pastor Stephen Burrow officiating.

Contributions in memory of Glenna may be made to the Women of the Otsego Church of God Children’s Christmas Ministry.

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  1. Joyce and Bob Bloom says:

    Jean and Rita and families…We are so sorry to see that your mother has passed on. Please accept our deepest condolences. Bob and Joyce Bloom

  2. Judy & Gene Laws says:

    Our prayers are with you in the loss of your mom.

  3. Sharon (Burroughs) & Larry Thompson says:

    Jean & Rita – Sorry to hear about your mom. Our prayers are with you.

  4. Jeanne Burd says:

    So sorry for the loss of your Mother. I know you will miss her. I hope your family and friends will bring you comfort.

  5. Denise Marrs & family says:

    Dear Jean, Rita and families,
    It is a very hard thing to lose your mom, and I’m so sorry you are experiencing this loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God has a miraculous way of carrying us through our toughest hour, pouring on His love and grace and pulling us close up in His arms. My prayer for you is that you will feel His presence and love in very real ways throughtout the next few days and weeks. I know that Aunt Glenna knew how much she was loved by all the care and help and love you showed her. You are both very good daughters!! I love you and my heart hurts for you. I’m so sorry we cannot be there, but know I’m praying for you.
    With Much Love,

  6. Larry and Kathi Fuss says:

    Jean and Rita,

    We just got home from Calif. and I saw that you lost your mom. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  7. Char Large says:

    Dear Rita, Thank you for letting me know about your Mother’s home going. The older we get the more there will be to welcome us when we finally enter that “gated community”. We really have so much to look forward to: no death, no sorrow, no sickness, no pain, no sin! Praise the Lord for His blood that cleanses us from all sin. The God of all comfort is true to His Word.

    Your Friend,

    Char Large

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