Clara Burkett

Clara Burkett ObituaryClara Burkett, age 90, of Brookville PA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 27, 2016, as a resident of Laurelbrooke Landing.

She was born on May 8, 1925, to the late Charles and Margaret (Jones) Host, in Forest County, PA.

She had worked for Sylvania in Brookville for a number of years and she also had owned the Laurel Haven Rest Home. She was an avid card player and would be found with her friends and family playing cards, multiple times a week. In her younger years, she loved to roller-skate and more recently would tell stories to her grandchildren about the joy she gained from that activity. She had a deep love for her dogs, but her grandchildren are what filled her heart; she loved them all.

Clara is survived by 3 children, Albert (Ana) Burkett of Chapel Hill, NC; Francine “Red” (Paul Vogel) Burkett of Brookville, PA; Gary (Jane) Burkett of Brookville, PA; 1 sister, Bettylou Host of Brookville, PA; 8 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by 1 sister, Maxine Nolf; and 1 brother, Leon Host.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, February 29, 2016, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm, at the McKinney – d’Argy Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville PA, 15825.

A funeral service will be held at the McKinney – d’Argy Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, beginning at 11am, with Pastor Rob Robertson officiating.

Interment to take place at the St. Johns Cemetery (Windy Hill) Rose Twp., Jefferson Co, PA. M

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Laurelbrooke Landing, 133 Laurelbrooke Dr., Brookville PA, 15825.

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