Mary Agnes Burnette, 99, of White River, SD passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the White River Healthcare Center in White River. Funeral service were held on Friday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in White River. Burial followed in the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis on Feb. 27, at 1:30 p.m.
Mary Agnes Burnette was born December 22, 1915 in Mellette County. She was one of nine children of Joseph and Anna (Sindelar) Novey. She attended grade 1-8 at the Round-Up school near the family ranch northwest of White River.
She married Fred Burnette on February 26, 1935 at Martin, SD. Fred was a SeaBee (construction battalion) in the Navy. During that time they lived in various places including Rosebud, Spearfish, Rapid City, Garden Grove, CA, and eventually Mary moved back to White River to be close to her family.
Mary was a kind, gentle, honest and loving person. She loved the outdoors and especially loved gardening and growing flowers. She cared for sisters and brother while they were ill. She loved her family with all her heart. She lived and died with Grace.