Adrianne Veach Burnett, 85, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020, at her home in Plano, Texas, in the caring presence of her daughter Kim Aseltine; sister, Elaine Brennan; and niece Michele Hodges. She was born on April 18, 1935, in Ryan, Oklahoma, and was the eldest daughter of the late George and Eula Veach.
Adrianne was a longtime homemaker and traveled extensively with her late first husband, Robert Harrod. They lived in multiple cities across the country and overseas before settling in Modesto, California. More than 40 years ago, she returned to Ryan, Oklahoma, where she married the late Clabe Burnett. She worked at the Ryan Head Start and the Waurika Sale Barn.
Adrianne was also a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Ryan. She graced countless social events in Ryan with her beautiful singing voice and sang by special request for families throughout the community. When she lived in California, she sang with the choir The Mothers of Note.
Adrianne will be remembered for her keen wit and unfailing sense of humor. She filled every family gathering with laughter and love, and Christmas was her favorite time of the year. She would spend the entire year collecting and planning fun, wacky, and hilarious Christmas surprises. No one was quite sure what to expect but was always delighted and amused.
Adrianne admired different birds and wildlife but especially loved her indoor pets, whom she doted on tirelessly. She also showed concern for other people and contributed to many charitable organizations worldwide, generously giving in her small way. She was an avid reader as well and left behind an extensive library of books that will be donated to various schools and libraries in her name.
Adrianne’s life will forever be cherished by her daughter Kim Aseltine; her son, Bradley Harrod, and his wife, Elaine; her sister, Elaine Brennan; and her sister-in-law, Marian Burden. Adrianne’s legacy will live on through her seven grandchildren—Bryan and Scott Aseltine; Maddie Ford and her husband, Michael; Krystal George and her husband, Joe; Amanda Harvey; Matthew Smith; and Arelia Temple—and seven great-grandchildren. She will also be remembered with great love and adoration by her two nieces, Michele Hodges and her husband, Michael, and Shanna Graves; their five children and five grandchildren; and her numerous lifetime friends.
Adrianne was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and daughter Ann Franklin.
Adrianne’s remains will be interred at the Ryan Cemetery in Ryan, Oklahoma. A memorial service will be scheduled in time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Ryan Nutrition Center, the Multiple Sclerosis Association, or a charity of your choice.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Adrianne Veach Burnett, please visit our floral store.