Delsie “Jeannie” Everett, of Burlington, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.

Jeannie was born in Wilsonville, Nebraska on Oct. 14, 1939, to Alva and Ruby Crook. She graduated from Red Cloud High School in 1957, and continued her education at the University of Kansas where she received her nursing degree, and Kansas State University where she received her home economics degree. She married the love of her life, Cecil Vern Everett, on June 6, 1966, in Inavale, Nebraska. They moved frequently for a couple of years before they made Burlington their home in 1970.

Jeannie was a master gardener in Walworth County, as well as a past member of the Burlington Cemetery Association. She worked on the restoration of Chandler Boulevard and Lincoln Statute. In her spare time, she volunteered at the Burlington Hospital gift shop. She loved gardening, creating art, antique shopping, and traveling; but above all, she loved her family.

Jeannie will be dearly missed by her children, Debbie (Anthony) LoCurto and Cecile “Jill” (Earl) Banken; and her grandchildren, Anthony Cecil (Alisha Humiston) LoCurto, Josaphine (Chauncey Becker) LoCurto, Theodore Banken, and Amy Banken. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil, and her parents, Alva and Ruby.

The family would like to thank Jeannie’s long-time neighbor, Anita Finley, for all of her care and support over the years, as well as the staff at Lakeland Nursing Home and at Oak Park Place, especially the CNAs, for the wonderful care they took of Jeannie at the end of her life.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Burlington Cemetery Association, 441 Milwaukee Ave, Burlington, WI 53105.

A private family service was held.

“Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go yet turn to stay. Remember me when no more day by day You tell me of the future that you plann’d; Only remember me; you understand. It will be too late to counsel then or pray. Yet if you should forget me for a while And afterwards remember, do not grieve; For if the darkness and corruption leave A vestige of the thoughts that I once had, Better by far that you should forget and smile Than that you remember and be sad.” By Christina Rossetti

Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home is serving the family. Well-wishers may visit www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com.