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Obituary for Mary Jean Burkett (Hancock)

Mary Jean Burkett, 70, of Newville, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022 at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Born Thursday, July 12, 1951 in Carlisle, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Ray and Margaret Elizabeth Rhone Hancock.

Mary was a graduate of the Carlisle Area Senior High School. She attended the Ridge Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by one daughter, Sherry M. Burkett; one son, Nicholas S. Burkett, both of Shippensburg; one sister, Deborah Bonanni, Shippensburg; four brothers, Ernest Hancock, Shippensburg, Charles Hancock, Carlisle, Marlin Hancock, York, and Robert Hancock, Newville; three grandchildren, Caden M. Burkett, Bria A. Burkett, and Madix A. Burkett, all of Shippensburg, she is also survived by her ex-husband, James Burkett, of Shippensburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Hancock.

A private memorial service will be held at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium Inc.
Burial will be private.

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