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Long-time Findlay Bottle Club friend and perfume bottle collector Glennie Burkett has passed away. The club members send their heartfelt condolences to Don Burkett and his family. We will all miss Glennie's smiling face.

Here is her obituary:

Glendine Burkett
February 11, 2010

Glendine “Glennie” Burkett, 86 years, of Monroe, MI passed away Thursday, February 11, 2010 in Mercy Memorial Hospital. Glennie had been in declining health for several years.

Glennie, as her family and friends called her, was born February 5, 1924 in Toledo, OH the daughter of the late Jerry D. and Rosa (Robbins) Smith. Glennie attended Lincoln Elementary School and Monroe High School. Later in life she returned to school and graduated through Monroe Senior Citizens with her GED in 1985, something she was very proud of. In 1942 Glennie married James O. Garrett in Napoleon, OH, sadly he preceded her in death in 1963.

In November of 1965 Glennie married Donald C. Burkett at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

During WWII Glennie worked at Woodall Industries in Monroe. She along with her husband Jim owned and operated Garrett’s Moving Company in Monroe, after Jim’s death she continued to run the company until her retirement in 1966. Glennie was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

Glennie enjoyed reading, watching ice skating, and was an avid collector of teddy bears and perfume bottles for which she was nationally known. She also enjoyed traveling, meeting people and all the activities along with her husband Don as he sold and collected fruit jars and bottles.

Glennie is survived by her beloved husband Don, her loving son and daughter in law Dennis J. and Barbara (Rassel) Garrett of Charleston, SC, 3 cherished grandchildren; Erica (Scott) Ensminger of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Matthew and Sean Garrett of Charleston, SC, 1 treasured great grandson Sammy, and a brother Thomas Gilbert of Toledo, OH. In addition to her parents and first husband Glennie was preceded in death by her foster parents; Elenor and George Morgan, sisters; Hazel Carter, Thelma and Mabel Smith, Irene Ginter, Geraldine Chevalia and a brother William Smith.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1-8 PM in the Bacarella Funeral Home.

On Monday, February 15, 2010, she will lie in state at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church from 10:00 AM until funeral services celebrating her life at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Evans C. Bentley will officiate. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choosing.

You may leave a Sympathy Message online here.

MONROE, MI. 48161

Glennie's Teddy Bears and Devon Violets perfume bottle display from the 2005 Findlay Bottle Show.

Glennie's Evening in Paris display from the 2004 Findlay Bottle Show.

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