Kelly Burnett

                    Kelly Burnett, 53, of Coos Bay and formerly of Florence, passed away Feb. 8, 2017, in the arms of her husband. Kelly was born in Florence on March 27, 1962, and was the daughter of Richard and Irene Wittwer. Kelly stated working at a young age at A&W Restaurant in Florence. She was taught the old-school waitressing and got good at it. She worked at the Blue Hen from 1992 to 2004. She met Traque Larson and they were married Dec. 27, 1987, and had two boys together. Richie Larson born in August 1989 and Traque Ryan Larson in December 1991. Kelly and Traque divorced in 2003. In 2004, when the Blue Hen shut down, she got a job at Hickory's Barbecue and also began working at Seafood Station, where she met Scott Burnett. When Hickory's closed in 2009, Kelly went to work at the Little Brown Hen. She also worked at Morgan's Country Kitchen. She later married Scott Burnett and went on to take on 13 grandkids. She had taken on four more children: Heather, Jon, Kristina and Carrie. In 2016, she moved to Coos Bay, when her husband got a job with Bi-Mart after he was transferred in 2013. At the age of 50, Kelly jumped out of an airplane and skydived. Then in 2015, Kelly found a lump and discovered it was breast cancer. She beat it and was called "triple negative." While receiving treatment, she met some good friends on the Florence bus that takes people for radiation to Eugene. She decided at that time to make contributes to them. She loved to show her appreciation for things done for people. She also loved hunting and spending time with family. In late 2016, she came down with a bad cough and eventually found it to be a symptom of cancer. She continued her battle and never complained. She was loved by all. Her favorite color was purple and had friends everywhere she went. There will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11:30 a.m., at the Florence Event Center. She was preceded in death by her dad, Richard (Dick the Barber) Wittwer. She is survived by her mother, Irene Wittwer; her sister Tammy; two brothers, Steve and Mike; her husband Scott; six kids; and 13 grandkids. She sits in the house of the Lord with her beautiful smile and awesome laugh. May her angle wings be as beautiful as she is. Burns's Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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