Evelyn Leigeber May Burkhart

Evelyn Leigeber May Burkhart, 89, Lawrence, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018 at Pioneer Ridge.

She was born January 22, 1929 in Indianapolis, IN, daughter of Arthur and Clara Leigeber.

She married Wallace R. May on June 24, 1951 in Indianapolis, IN. They divorced November 20, 1970. She later married Felix Robert Burkhart June 7, 1973 in Lawrence, KS. He preceded her in death August 13, 2007.

Evelyn graduated from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, IN in 1947. Evelyn attended Butler University in Indianapolis and graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics.

Survived by her three sons, David W. May, Cedar Falls, IA, Daniel S. May (Dawn), Douglas R. May (Catherine Schwoerer), both from Lawrence; grandson, Nicholas May (Sarah Heady), Iowa City, IA; two stepsons, Robert T. Burkhart (Lora White), Ottawa, KS, Leland Scott Burkhart (Bernadette), Lawrence; step grandson, Sean Burkhart (Jill); step granddaughter, Nicole Burkhart; step great grandson, Aiden Burkhart and step great granddaughter, Ava Marle Burkhart, all of Topeka. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert Leigeber; sister, Loretta Leigeber; and daughter-in-law, Susan Boley-May.

Private graveside services will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society or the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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  1. Ruby Ingram on May 26, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    I want to give my sympathy to Evelyn’s sons and all of her family. Although I never met her face to face, she and I corresponded my mail and phone for several years I will be forever grateful to you, Douglas (and Catherine) for coming to see me in Kentucky, and for putting Evelyn and me in touch with each other. I hope I brought her as much joy as she did to me. With you and she being kin 2 ways to me, through both the Kelly’s and Bishop’s, the relationship has been rich beyond words. I will miss her.

  2. Dawn Trent on June 20, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    I remember Evelyn and Felix from First Baptist Church years ago. Evelyn was always friendly and nice.

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