Obituaries

Dennis Lee Burchett 1934 - 2010 Eudora

Services for Dennis Lee Burchett, 76, Eudora, will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary’s Eudora Chapel. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery.
Mr. Burchett died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 2, 1934, in Humansville, Mo., the son of Willis and Lois Kennon Burchett. He had lived in the Eudora area since 1965, after moving there from Eureka.
He served two years in the Kansas National Guard.
Mr. Burchett worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a skilled welder. He worked on septic systems in the area and had previously worked at the Hercules Army Ammunition Plant near De Soto.
He married Joeanna Evans on Feb. 25, 1955, in Osawatomie. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, David Lee and Randall Scott, both of Eudora; two daughters, Debbie Burchett, Eudora, and Katherine Rose, Newton; a brother, Junior, Lamar, Mo.; a sister, Ardella Fugate, El Dorado Springs, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the chapel in Eudora.
The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association or a charity of the donor’s choice, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.