Kenneth Joy Burnett, 98, a resident of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away peacefully Monday, August 7, 2023 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, MO. He was born September 11, 1924 to Ralph and Bertha (Spears) Burnett in Kansas City, MO.
Kenneth graduated in 1942 from Northeast High School in Kansas City, MO. He served his country proudly as a 2nd Class Aviation Machinist in the United States Navy where he was honorably discharged. Kenneth was united in marriage to Marline Carter on December 5, 1946 in Kansas City, MO. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO. Kenneth spent his working career as an electrical engineer for General Electric in Houston, TX. He enjoyed traveling and playing golf.
Survived by his nieces, Linda Barker of Blue Springs, MO, Mary Vassholz of Memphis, MO; nephews, James Roy Burnett Jr. of Overland Park, KS, Eddie Burnett of Clearwater, FL. Kenneth is preceded in death by his wife, Marline Burnett; parents, Ralph and Bertha Burnett; sister, Billie Grimes; brother, James Roy Burnett Sr.; nephew, John E. Robertson Sr.
Kenneth will be cremated per his wishes. His family will gather to celebrate his life at a later time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Kenneth and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com