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Mary Keeling Burnett

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LEXINGTON - Mary Keeling Burnett, 81, wife of B.J. Burnett, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

She was born in McCracken County, Ky., to the late Ezra L. and Jessie Wyatt Keeling. Mary was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and the Fidelis Sunday School Class there.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Otis Keeling and Fred Keeling.

Mary is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bobby J. "B.J." Burnett; daughter, Sarah (Kell) Gallaher of Gainesville, Ga.; son, Mark (Carrie) Burnett of Louisville, Ky.; brother, Roscoe (Ruth) Keeling of Paducah, Ky.; grandchildren, Audrey Burnett, Emma Burnett, Evan Burnett, Clare Gallaher and Caitlin Gallaher. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 6, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Milward-Man O' War.

Funeral service will be Monday, April 7, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to: Lindsay Wilson College- B.J. & Mary Burnett Endowed Scholarship Fund, 210 Lindsay Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728. www.milwardfuneral.com.

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