DIGHTON — Jo Ann Burnett, 72, died with her husband, Bill, by her side on Oct. 19, 2019, after a long illness. She was born Dec. 18, 1946, to Paul and Philomena (Leiker) Pfannenstiel at Hays.
She married Larry Cabbage in August 1969. After Larry passed away in 1982, she married Bill Burnett on July 3, 1987. A city girl became a farm girl, helping run tractors and keep care of livestock.
Jo Ann is survived by her husband, Bill Burnett; son, Mike Cabbage of Dighton; and brother, Linus Pfannenstiel of Demare, Kan. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gerald Pfannenstiel.
Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Burial will be in Dighton Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the organization of the donor’s choice in care of Boomhower Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com