Burnett, Georgiann "Gege"

Written by David Green.

Georgiann J. “Gege” Burnett, 49, of W. Gamble Rd., Fayette, Ohio, died Feb. 13, 2013, at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio, following a cardiac arrest. 

She was born Jan. 6, 1964, in Adrian, Mich., to the late George and Nancy (Brooks) Jacques. She married Bradford E. Burnett on Sept. 4, 2002, in Toledo, and he survives.

Gege lived her early life in Blissfield, Mich., and attended Blissfield Schools. She was employed at Perfection Finishers in Wauseon, where she worked for the past seven years. She was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association, and enjoyed scrapbooking, drag racing and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, Gege is survive by five sisters, Patricia Jacques of Morenci, Mich., Sandra (and Gregory) Burnett of Wauseon, Linda (and Rick) Burlew of Morenci, Phyllis (and Donald) McClure of Hudson, Mich, and Kimberly Clark of Morenci; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, George “Putz” Jacques, Jr.

Funeral services are planned at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Dr. Karen King officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant View Union Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. on Friday.

Memorial donations are suggested to the family to aid with expenses.

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