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HYNDMAN, Pa. Ivan L. Burkett, 66, of Hyndman, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017, at UPMC Altoona.
Born Oct. 20, 1950, in Hyndman, he was a son of the late Fuller and Mary (Leydig) Burkett. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Burkett.
Survived by his wife of 39 years, Ruth (Taylor) Burkett whom he married April 28, 1978; children, Karen Morris and husband, Hugh of Orange, Va., Ruthie Taylor and fiancé, Wayne Crowe of Frostburg, Andy Burkett and wife, Melissa of Hyndman, Jennifer Burkett and fiancé, Matt Brick of Hyndman; a sister, Nancy Mock and husband, Roy of Bedford; brothers-in-law, Donald Taylor, who was also his best friend, and wife, Kim, James Taylor and wife, Joy all of Cumberland, sister-in-law, Becca Lewis and husband, Frank of Moorefield, W.Va.; grandchildren, Jesse Gwinn and wife, Emily, Hughy and Faith Morris, Alyvia and Ashlyn Crowe, Taylor and Payton Burkett, Jacob, Madison and Isaac Walter; great-grandchildren, Jase and Juliette Gwinn; many nieces and nephews, and furry friends including, Oliver.
Ivan was a fork truck driver at Standard Register, JLG and Kennametal. He also owned and operated Burkett's Heating and Air. He also had a carpentry and woodwork business, Burkett's Woodcraft. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening.
Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Sunday, June 4, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, June 5, 2017, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Fred Zickefoose officiating.
Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the funeral home to help defray funeral cost.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zeiglerfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 2, 2017
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