Barbara J. Burkett

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Barbara J. Burkett, 70, Greencastle, died Tuesday.

Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Paul Maurice and Amanda Elizabeth Mason.

Burkett was a hostess for 17 years at the Fairway Restaurant, which her family owned.

Survivors included her husband, Ret. Sgt. Major Richard Burkett, daughter Carolyn Sue Hansen and friend David Miller, Greencastle; son Donald A. Hansen, Greencastle; two brothers, Larry Mason and wife Bonnie, Greencastle, and Terry Mason and wife Jane, Greencastle; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Ricky Hansen and brother Ret. Col. USAF Wayne Mason.

Graveside services are set for noon Saturday at Fillmore Cemetery with Rev. Paul Bowen officiating.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.

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