CUMBERLAND- Betty L. Burkett, 86, of Cumberland, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the Frostburg Village Nursing Home.

Born June 22, 1930, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Ambrose and Louise (Cosner) VanMeter.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul L. Burkett; and her sisters, Barbara Reynolds and Virginia Macey.

Betty was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family.  She also enjoyed gambling, especially playing slot machines.

Surviving are her son, Gary A. Burkett and wife, Nancy, of Cumberland, MD; a daughter, Connie Schoenadel and husband, Charles, of  Lockport, IL; three grandchildren, Shannon Janik, Minooka, IL, Stacie Athey, Cresaptown, MD, and Heather Silva, Joliet, IL; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Hannah and Audree Janik, Minooka, IL, Austin and Ambrose Silva of Joliet IL, Wesley and Ella Athey, of Cresaptown; her sister, Helen Bastow, of Naples, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

As per her request, she will be cremated.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 15205 McMullen Highway, Cresaptown, on Friday, April 7, from 7 to 9 p.m.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, April 8, at 11:00 a.m.

Inurnment will be in Glendale Cemetery, Flintstone.

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