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Judy Burkiett

4/8/1942 - 12/22/2019

CREVE COEUR ~ Judith Ann “Judy” Burkiett, 77, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 7 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 2019 at her home.

Born April 8, 1942 in Peoria to Earl and Kathleen (Crilly) Hopper, she married Laurence A. Burkiett on December 11, 1957 in Corinth, Mississippi. He died December 11, 2011 in Creve Coeur. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one infant son, Arlen Burkiett.

Surviving are one son, Mark Burkiett of East Peoria; two daughters, Dawn Burkiett of Creve Coeur and Pamela (Scott) Burkiett of Pekin; three grandchildren, Krista (David) Libby, Brooke (Jimmy) Drone and Brianna (Josh) Deemie; five great-grandchildren, Kelli, David, Adam, Zachary and Seth; and one sister, Paula Reed.

Judy had worked in the Surgery Department at Methodist Hospital in Peoria for 25-plus years.

She enjoyed shopping and working in her yard and flower garden. She found great joy in spending quality time with her grandchildren.

Her private visitation will be at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur. Niccole Buswell will officiate. Private graveside services will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital Research Hospital, Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61637.

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