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Donna Jean Burnett


Donna Jean Burnett, 80, of Girard, passed away Friday afternoon,  March 10, 2023 at her residence in Girard, surrounded by her family.

Donna was born on Aug. 25, 1942 to Howard E. Sr. and Naomi (Jackson) Clark in Carlinville.

On Aug. 3, 1973 she married Jerald L. Burnett in Carlinville.

Donna attended schools in both Carlinville and Girard school districts.

Donna was fortunate to be a stay at home mother. She enjoyed reading, playing bunco, bingo, and skip-bo.

Donna is survived by three daughters, Cheryl (Scott) Klaus of Danvers, Angie Dunn of Girard, Audra (Tina) Burnett of Greenville, SC; two sons, Howard (Carri) Dunn of El Paso, Ernie (Melinda) Dunn of Girard; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two sisters-in-law, Sue Clark of Virden, Sarah Clark of Standard City; three brother-in-laws, Chris Morgan of Girard, Paul Ayala of Virden, Bill Allen of Carlinville; several nieces and nephews.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Howard E. Sr. and Naomi Clark; husband, Jerald L. Burnett; brothers, Terry Clark, Howard “Butch” Clark, Jr.; sisters, Bonnie Gibson,  Marilyn Garrison,  Sharon Ayala, Cheri Boehler, Janice Allen, Karen Adcock, Judy Clark, and Kristina Clark.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Girard.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Girard, with Rev. Victor Angulo, officiating.

Donna will be laid to rest next to her husband, Jerald, in Bethel Ridge Cemetery in Atwater.

Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church in Girard.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Girard is assisting the Burnett family.

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