Funeral services for Dennis Lee Burchett, 76, Eudora, KS will be at 1 p.m. Monday, October 25, 2010 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel. Burial will follow in Eudora Cemetery. He died on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born on June 2, 1934 in Humansville, MO, the son of Willis and Lois Kennon Burchett. He lived in the Eudora area since 1965, after moving here from Eureka, KS.
He served two years in the Kansas National Guard.
Mr. Burchett worked as a heavy equipment operator and he also was a skilled welder. He worked on septic systems in the area and had previously worked at the Hercules Army Ammunition Plant near DeSoto, KS.
He enjoyed fishing, his dog, Maggie, and country music at Annie’s Country Jubilee in Tonganoxie, KS each Saturday evening.
He was married to Joeanna Evans on February 25, 1955 in Osawatomie, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons; David Lee Burchett, Randall Scott Burchett, both of Eudora, KS, two daughters; Debbie Burchett, of Eudora, KS, Katherine Rose, of Newton, KS, a brother, Junior Burchett, of Lamar, MO, a sister, Ardella Fugate, of El Dorado Springs, MO, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary-Eudora Chapel.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, or to the charity of donor’s choice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.