Suzanne S. Burnett, long-time resident of North Canton, died of Covid-19 on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at the age of 91. She was born November 6, 1929 in Youngstown, Ohio, to Herbert A. and Gertrude (Evans) Schroeder. She graduated from Liberty High School in 1947, attended Oberlin College from 1947 - 1949, and earned her B.A. in English from Malone College in 1965.
Suzie married James P. Burnett, Sr. (who pre-deceased her 22 years ago) on December 28, 1949, and is survived by their three children, James Paul Burnett, Jr. (Mary K.) of Canton; Patricia Lackmeyer (Robert) of Saint Cloud, Florida; and Elizabeth (Betsy) Kavander (Jeffrey) of Magnolia, Texas. Also survived by grandsons, Chad Kavander (Kiara) and their children, Kaiden, Kacen, and Ridgley; and Kegan Kavander (Kristen) and their children, Cove, Ridge, Rhett, Ada, and Della; and three cousins, Jim Miller of Colorado, Bill Miller of California, and Judy Schmidt of Cleveland.
She was a long-time member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Canton where she sang in the Chancel Choir, served as an Elder, and volunteered on numerous committees. When she self-limited her driving, she transferred her membership to Northminster Presbyterian Church in North Canton, where she also sang in the Choir and served as an Elder. Suzie loved teaching 9th grade English in North Canton from 1968 until her retirement in 1989. She greatly enjoyed reading Charita Goshay's columns at The Repository, as well as writing Letters to the Editor there. Throughout her life she was very involved in her community, volunteering her time and talents to numerous organizations and committees, and attending North Canton City Council meetings.
As she wished, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of her life will be announced later in the summer. Donations in her memory may be made to Camp Wakonda at Christ Presbyterian Church 530 Tuscarawas St. W., Canton, Ohio 44702. Please sign the guest book.
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