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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