Obituary of Ada Maxine Burnett

Ada Maxine Burnett

Ada Maxine Burnett, age 92, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at Guest Home Estates.

She was born January 25, 1926, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of Ernest Goddard and Ruby Hazel Evans Goddard.

Maxine graduated from Richards,  Missouri high school where she excelled at basketball.

She married Frederick Burnett, Sr. on October 16, 1944, in Ft. Scott. He preceded her in death.

Maxine retired from Key Industries after many years of service. She also took up babysitting and managed Acre U Storage for numerous years reaching past retirement at the age of 80.

She enjoyed bird watching, collecting Redbirds, jigsaw puzzles, word searches, quilting, and flower gardening. She would sew for anyone from measurements including no-scent fabric in hunting clothing and period clothing for Good O’l Days.

She was a very giving person, willing to help anyone in need. Maxine was a charter member of Westpark Church of the Nazarene. More recently she attended Community Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons, Fred Burnett and wife Janice, Greenfield, MO, and Tom Burnett and wife Norma Jean, Clinton, MO; a daughter, Marilyn McCutcheon, Ft. Scott; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 27 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruby Katherine Wunderly; a great-great-grandson; 8 siblings; and her parents.

Pastor Paul Martin will conduct funeral services at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 29th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until service time at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Mercy Hospice and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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