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Dolores M. Burtnette

June 20, 1930 — September 4, 2015

Dolores M. (Dorie) Burtnette, 85, Altoona, passed away peacefully Friday morning at Homewood at Martinsburg surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Altoona, a daughter of the late William R. G. and Phyllis M. (Crawford) Breisacher. She married Edwin J. (Jack) Burtnette on September 17, 1949 at Otterbein United Methodist Church, formerly Otterbein Grace Evangelical Church. He preceded her in death on June 12, 2010. Surviving is one son, Dennis Burtnette (Kathy); five grandchildren: Kerri Ann Stever(Kevin), Julie Ann Burtnette(Tom), Jennifer Cox(Scott) , Jason Burtnette(Alex), Danielle Tyler(Jason); and three great granddaughters: Kayla Cox, Katelyn Cassidy, and Kailyn Stever. She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Burtnette; a daughter-in-law, Rhonda Burtnette; her Aunt Dorothy Lucas; two brothers: Philip and William; and a step-brother, Charles. Dorie was self-employed as owner of the first bridal consulting firm in Altoona. She was also a partner of Burtnette & Son Construction. She was a graduate of Orlando High School where she played basketball and soccer. She was a member of the Juniata United Methodist Church. Prior to that she was a longtime member and Secretary of Otterbein United Methodist Church Board where she sang and directed the choir for 30 years, along with the church children coordinator and Sunday school teacher for 24 years. Dorie enjoyed traveling to Florida, spending time with her family and friends, playing with her great grandchildren and playing the organ & chimes in McCoysville. She served as past president of the Altoona Women's Club, past president of the Jr. Auxiliary of Altoona Hospital, past president of the Women's Society of Otterbein United Methodist Church, past chairman of the Retired Senior Volunteer Advisory Board, the C & E. committee of Mental Health Advisory Board, past chairman of Altoona's 130th birthday and Altoona's 150th birthday, Board member of Salvation Army from 1968-1998, Board member of Mental Health Advisory Board of Altoona Hospital. She was a Republican Committee woman of the Republican Party, a floral designer, a member of Altoona Chapter of Order of Eastern Star and a life member of the Altoona Hospital Auxiliary. Friends will be received, Monday, September 7, 2015, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Mauk and Yates Funeral Home, Inc., 719 N 4th Avenue, Juniata, and Tuesday, September 8, 2015, from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service with Pastor T. R. Hardic officiating. Interment at Grandview Cemetery.
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