Dennis Burchett

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.


6 Condolences

  1. Janet Spring on October 21, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of Dennis’ passing. He was such a good friend to my family and meant so much to my parents, Wayne and Joanne Powell. He just visited Wayne last week and his visit was enjoyed. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Dennis Hoss on October 22, 2010 at 12:00 am

    My condolence to Joeanna and family. I am Dennis’ eye doctor and I always enjoyed when he came in for an eye exam. We talked more about heavy equipment than taking care of business. I will miss his conversations.

    Dennis Hoss

  3. Donna Burchett Ellison on October 24, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I am Clifford Burchett’s youngest daughter and I am always saddened when family members leave loved ones. I don’t remember Dennis but truly loved Uncle Willis. Our family send our thoughts and prayers to you. Love Donna

  4. Bill Muggy on October 24, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Janet and I were blessed to see the two of you at our retirement party just before we left for Africa.
    Dennis was a always ready to help me. Whether it was pulling me out of the snow drift around the corner, or unloading pallets of rock.
    He and I joked about
    sharing the pond “rights” with the yearly goslings born along 1300 rd. I was always a challenge to find them at one of the two locations; and occasionally seeing the new goose families waddling down the road between the two ponds.
    We will miss Dennis and Maggie as they drove past.
    Bill and Janet Muggy

  5. Hank Keech on October 29, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I am saddened to hear of the passing of Dennis. My thoughts are of the Burchett family. Dennis and Joeanna are wonderful people and were great neighbors many many years ago on Main Street in Eudora.
    Hank Keech

  6. Denny Hall on November 5, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I just learned of Dennis’ passing. He will be missed deeply. Dennis was just at my home in August. He ran his backhoe on a project then. Dennis was a truly fine individual. I wish I had known him longer.

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