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1926 Mary 2021

Mary Kathryn "Kay" Burkett

May 16, 1926 — February 2, 2021

Mrs. Mary Kathryn "Kay" Burkett, age 94, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky.

Mrs. Burkett was born in Henry County, Tennessee, on May 16, 1926, to the late Everett E. Nichols and Ida (Kennedy) Nichols. Mrs. Burkett was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Burkett was preceded in death by three husbands, Eugene Hutchens, Jim Henry Garrison, and Grover Burkett; two stepsons, Jr. Garrison and Howard Garrison; and one stepdaughter, Sheila Jewell.

Mrs. Burkett is survived by three daughters, Faye Parrish of Murray, Carolyn Wilson of Hazel, Kentucky, and Marilyn Starks and husband Glen of Almo, Kentucky; one stepdaughter, Beth Faulkner and husband Hal of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; one son, Paul Wayne Garrison and wife Shirley of Murray; two stepsons, Charles Garrison and wife Shirley of Michigan and Danny Garrison and wife Diane of Georgia; nine grandchildren, Ron Childress and wife Amanda, Jill Mendoza and husband Danny, Shan Childress and wife Elen, Daron Wilson and wife Julie, Lori Kelly and husband Mike, Kelly Starks and wife Kim, Kristy Schaefer and husband Derek, Jeff Garrison and wife Julie, and Mickey Garrison and wife Renee; as well as 22 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Murray Memorial Gardens with John Dale and Mickey Garrison officiating. There will be no public visitation.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

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The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
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Saturday, February 6, 2021

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Murray Memorial Gardens

, Murray, KY 42071

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