Doris Marie 'Rie' Burkett

CLINTON — Doris Marie “Rie” Burkett, 70, of Clinton, passed away at 7:38 p.m. on December 31, 2022, at Farmer City Rehab, Farmer City.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday,  January 10, 2023, at the Clinton Assembly of God Church with Pastor Nick Blacklidge officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2023, at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to Clinton Assembly of God Church.

Rie was born on September 13, 1952, in Clinton, the daughter of James D. and Doris Jean (Evans) McKee. She married W.C. Burkett on September 25, 1971, in Keokuk, Iowa.  He passed away on December 24, 2016.

Survivors include her children, Wendy (Gordon) Woods, Clinton; Lisa Burkett, Clinton; Jason Burkett, Clinton; Bobbi (Sam) Perryman, Clinton; six grandchildren, Marcus Woods, Evan Woods, Sabrina Burkett, Emily Burkett, Xavier Perryman and Rose Perryman, all of Clinton; siblings Beverly (George) Mullins, Decatur; David M. (Charlotte) McKee, Sullivan; and Thomas A. McKee, Montreal, Mo.; and sister-in-law, Sherrie McKee, Farmer City

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Bob McKee.

Rie was a member of the Clinton Assembly of God Church, where she was active in the children’s ministries.  She was the YMCA day camp director from 1977-1982.  Rie was a caregiver to many people through the years.  She loved to travel and work on various puzzles.

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