Elda Jean Burket

01/05/1933 - 10/03/2022


Obituary For Elda Jean Burket

Elda Jean Burket Jan. 5, 1933 – Oct. 3, 2022

Elda Jean Burket, 89, Hollidaysburg, passed away unexpectedly Monday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Fort Fetter, daughter of the late Ross W. and Elizabeth (Vipond) Bankert. On July 23, 1968, she married Floyd B. Burket at First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg. He preceded her in death Feb. 13, 2022. Surviving are four children: Karen Ermin (Bill) of Altoona, Michelle Hazenstab (Bob) of Hollidaysburg, Wendy Detwiler (companion, Scott Randall) of Portage and John Burket (Holly) of Hollidaysburg; six grandchildren: Ty, Nathaniel, Michael Jr., Joshua, Bobby and Adam; eight great-grandchildren: Michael III, Brynlee, Joshua Jr., Tyler, Sierra, “RJ”, Landon and Carter; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Heather; two brothers, Gerald and Robert; and two sisters, Ruth Gilmore and Geraldine Graybill. Elda was a 1950 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School and a 1953 graduate of Montgomery Hospital School of Nursing in Norristown. She retired as a registered nurse Night Supervisor at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home after 31 years of service. Elda was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg. She enjoyed puzzles, crafts and cooking. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at First United Methodist Church of Hollidaysburg, where a funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Paul Bottenfield officiating. Interment will be made at Presbyterian Cemetery, Hollidaysburg. The family requests that donations in memory of Elda be made to the First United Methodist Church, 801 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648. Arrangements are by Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg. Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook page.

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  • 10/05/2022

    Our thoughts are with Elda's family at this time of sorrow

  • 10/04/2022

    Dear Karen, Michelle, Wendy and family. I am sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I will never forget all of the wonderful times we all spent together while growing up. Playing pokeno, swimming, playing in the woods and the Florida trip in the RV. Makes me smile just thinking about it. Your mom was a special lady and all were welcome in your home. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Your cousin Lynnann and husband John & Carol and Gordon


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Joseph J. Stevens

Joseph J. Stevens III

Matthew J. McConville

Christopher J. Feathers


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