Merel Burnett

Merel Ann Burnett, age 74, died Friday, Nov. 29 at an Oklahoma City hospital after a sudden illness. 

Merel Burnett

Merel Burnett

Mrs. Burnett was born Sept. 9, 1939, in Oklahoma City to Jewel and Agnes (Littlefield) Wallace. She grew up in the Putnam City community and was a 1957 graduate of Putnam City High School. Merel was a beautician for many years and also worked in the family businesses of Red Hill Pottery and Burnett Machine Shop. She was a member of the Church of Christ and loved to quilt, for which she won many awards.  She was also an avid reader. She lived in Mustang since the early 1960s. 

Merel was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Clayton; and two brothers, Larry and Don. 

Survivors include her husband, Odell of the home; three sons, Scott Wallis and wife, Diane of Weatherford, Jamie Burnett and wife, Dawn of St. Joseph, Mo., and Tim Burnett of Mustang; one daughter, Edith Purcell and husband, Stormy of Jenks; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Max Wallace of Mustang. 

Memorial services were held Dec. 3 at West Metro Church of Christ.  McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

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