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Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


  Mary Frances (Mooney) Burkhart, 79, of Thayer Missouri, passed away December 24, 2022, in West Plains, Missouri. She was born November 15, 1943, in Couch, Missouri to Ova and Mabel (Collins) Mooney.  

  Mary loved to spend time with her family. She was very involved with her church family and was there every time the doors were open.

  Mary retired from the Bank of Thayer in 2008 after 35 years. She loved serving others. Mary will be greatly missed by all that knew her

  Mary is survived by one sister Carolyn Deckard; two nephews Tim Deckard, wife Candy and Pat Harrell, wife Debbie; one niece Tammy Knitting, husband Mark; along with many more great nieces, nephews and several great-great nieces and nephews.

  Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Kermit Burkhart one sister Judith Ann Martin and one brother Thomas Ova Mooney.

 Funeral services for Mary Burkhart, age 79, of West Plains, Missouri, will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri. Visitation will be Friday, December 30 from 6-8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Chapel in Thayer, Missouri


 Interment will be on Saturday, December 31, 2022, in New Salem Cemetery, Couch Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Amber(Cozort)Redburn
    December 27, 2022 @ 3:42 pm

    The Deckard Families,

    Our Deepest Sympathy to all of you on the passing of Mary. I only spoke to her over the phone a few times when contacting Kermit who was the Assistant Principal at the WPHS when my Dad, Norris Cozort, was teaching at the SCCC and I was in High School from 1979 till 1981. Mary was very friendly and a pleasure to talk to on the phone. I know she will be missed. At this time we will keep all of you in our daily prayers. May God give each of you peace, comfort, strength, and encouragement. May God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,
    Norris/Ivene Cozort

  2. Pat Mills
    December 28, 2022 @ 11:40 am

    Sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was a friend from childhood, and I have many memories of our growing up in the same small community.
    She is in a better place rejoicing with the Lord.
    With prayers and love.

  3. Terry L. Martin
    January 8, 2023 @ 4:21 am

    Prayers and thoughts for the families of Ms.Mary.
    Ms. Mary was a good neighbor and she was a devout Christian Lady.
    A very sweet lady of God.
    Our prayers are with the family and church family.
    God Bless you all is my prayer.

  4. Donna Spencer
    January 10, 2023 @ 11:09 am

    So sorry for your loss. Thank you for giving to the Lord. Your family has been a blessing to others. Judith helped me and serval other ladies in divorce healing classes at church. We were able to let go and heal knowing God’s love. Tom was an awesome maintenance man at Regal I worked with him in winding he was so kind and helpful. Very wonderful family.

  5. Terry L. Martin
    January 11, 2023 @ 10:35 pm

    Sis. Mary will be missed by All!
    She was a very kind and caring Lady of God and Neighbor.
    It doesn’t seem real that she’s gone home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ .
    She Loved her husband Kermit and took such great care of him.
    She was wonderful to our oldest son before he passed away and he Loved her and Kermit.
    I will see you again one day Sis. Mary.

  6. Norma Clegg
    January 14, 2023 @ 10:26 am

    Mary was such a blessing to all of us Cousins. I loved her and will miss her so much!

  7. Norma Clegg
    January 14, 2023 @ 11:06 am

    Mary was such a blessing to all of us cousins! I loved her so much and will miss her!