Memorial services for Burgess W. Rennels, Sr., Topeka, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 1, 2010 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. He died on October 24, 2010 at his home.
Mr. Rennels was born May 14, 1927, in Eudora, Kansas, the son of William Henry and Illia Mary Lewis Rennels.
He graduated from Eudora High School. Following his graduation, he served in the U.S. Army in World World II.
Mr. Rennels was self employed.
Burgess married Gladys DeMoss in 1952 in Denver, Colorado and they later divorced.
He is survived by one daughter, Illia June Bateson, Topeka, KS; three sons, Burgess James Rennels, Washington, D.C., Burgess W. Rennels, Jr., Lawrence, KS and Otho George Rennels, Lawrence, KS; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Burgess W. Rennels, Sr. Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.