Joanna E. Burnet (nee Keiser), 93, of Beverly, died Sept. 13.

Funeral services were held Sept. 17 from McGann and Son Funeral Home to Mt. Greenwood Cemetery.

She is survived by her children, Jill Whalen, Susan (Maurice Givens) Burnet, Connie Burnet, John Burnet and Greg (Sue) Burnet; and her granddaughter, Sarah (David Gibson) Whalen.

A strong believer in education, Burnet attended the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Harold Washington College, focusing on liberal arts and history. She was an active member of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Local School Council and served on the school’s PTA. Burnet was a voracious reader and also enjoyed gardening and spending time with her English sheepdogs, Buddy and Farley.

Donations in her honor can be made to the Greater Chicago Food Depository or the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.