Dora S. Burnett
Dora S. Burnett 1958 - 2017 CLINTON - Dora S. Burnett, 58, born July 11, 1958, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, at her home, with her loving family by her side, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was born to Mary E. Wheat and Paul A. Wheat. Dora was a graduate of SUNY Oswego, where she earned her dual Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology. Dora was employed by CNYDSO as a Caseworker/Supervisor. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandkids, friends, lunch with her birthday club, helping others at her church and being a foster care provider. She is survived by a son, Michael Burnett, of Syracuse; three daughters, Jamie (Walter) Karas, of New Hartford, Elizabeth Burnett, of Augusta, GA, and Tanyell Burnett, of New Hartford, and their father, Steve Burnett, of Augusta, GA; four grandchildren, Wally Karas, Tristin McGrath, Arianna Karas and Olivia Karas; her parents, Mary E. Young, of Marcy, NY, and Paul A. Wheat and Jean J. Wheat of Sun City Center, FL; and two brothers, Gary Wheat, of Austin, TX, and Greg (Desiree) Wheat, of Colorado Springs, CO; a sister, Debbie Wheat (Gary Lennon), of Barneveld; nieces and nephews, Jason Wheat, of China, Melissa Lennon, of Barneveld, and Nathan and Catherine Wheat, of Colorado Springs. Dora was predeceased by her brother, Brian Wheat; and her stepfather, Jim Young. Special thanks to Dora's Cross Point Church family, Hospice and their special volunteers, Dr. Desai and his PA, Wendy, her traveling companion, Joanne, and the women's group for providing meals and support (especially Judy, Luanne, and Sue). All are invited to call, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Cross Point Church, 317 Oriskany Blvd., Whitesboro, NY 13492. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Rev. Sam Macri will officiate. Her burial will be in Crown Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations, in Dora's memory, to Cross Point Church or your local Humane Society.
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