Mary Ann (Kriens) Burkett, 82, of Dumont, Iowa passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa.
She was born on March 1, 1935, to Jasper and Ollie (Folkerds) Kriens in Dumont, Iowa. Mary Ann grew up in Dumont and attended school there. She was united in marriage to Charles Norman Burkett on June 29, 1954, at the Dumont Reformed Church in Dumont, Iowa. They spent their entire married life in and around Dumont. Mary Ann worked at the Dumont Care Center as a cook for 35 years. She was a wonderful cook. Mary Ann was a member of the Dumont Reformed Church in Dumont. She enjoyed cooking, shopping and watching T.V.
Mary Ann is survived by her son Norman Dean Burkett of Dumont, son Dennis James (Diane) Burkett of Dumont, son Steven Wayne (Patti) Burkett of Sheffield, grandchildren Courtney Burkett (Jon Noelting) of Alexander, Luke (Megan) Burkett of Dumont, Mitch Burkett of Dumont, Tony (Ashley) Burkett of Allison, and Tina (Chris) Berends of Fowler, Illinois, step-grandchildren Anne (Andrew) Ries of Britt, Tabatha (David) Noss of Rockwell, and Dustin Rader of Greene, great-grandchildren Tayten Berends, Liam Burkett, Mia Burkett, Gabe Ries, brother Harm Kriens of La Puente, California, sister Marge Hemmes of Hampton and sister Shirley Evans of Dumont.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles, grandson Nathan Burkett, brothers John, Ed, Bill, James, Jasper Jr. and Otto, sisters Edna, Effie, Minnie and Ollie.
Aunt Mary was the most loving, kind, giving person. She always said I Love You and had a hug. We had so many good times every week when I did her hair or experimented with Mary Kay makeup. She loved perfume. I will never forget our fun with the false eye lashes. Her sense of humor was endless.She and Chuck always had time for a visit, card game and Coffee. We miss him and will now miss her so much. Her giving nature could always warm a heart. She worked so hard and went full speed most of the time. Her love for Luke and Courtney never waned, She adored them. She was All about family, hard work, helping others if she could and one of the happiest ladies I ever met. Rest In Peace Dear lady, Heaven gained a remarkable soul. We love you and will carry your memory forever in our Heart.
Rick and Cheryl Collins
So many great memories with this great lady. Gonna miss her smile and sense of humor.
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