Richard Earl Burkett


Personal and Family Information

Richard was born on 15 MAY 1922 in Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas, the son of Samuel Walter Burkett and Martha Washington.

He died on 25 NOV 2000 in hospital, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

His wife was Dorothy Phyllis Trueblood, who he married on 28 AUG 1946 in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. Their four known children were Linda L. (Private) (1947-?), Carolyn M. (Private) (1949-?), Richard A. (Private) (1950-?) and Craig V. (Private) (1954-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Richard Earl Burkett


Samuel Walter Burkett


George Washington Burkett


Lucinda Narcissa Derrberry


Martha Washington


James Washington


John Washington


Mary Hersfield


Harriet Jane Wilkinson


William Harry Wilkinson


Hanah Barber



Birth15 MAY 1922
Place: Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas
Death25 NOV 2000
Place: hospital, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
Burial28 NOV 2000
Place: ValenciaCemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas


Note 1

!Address: Richard E. Burket, 1947 North West Lincoln, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas 67455.

!Notes: Of Topeka in 1962.

!Phone: [913]235-3043.

!P: [Osage Chronicle, Thurs, Feb 2, 1989, page 6]: -- Sante Fe Trail Nursing Center -- - ..., Visitors this week were,..., Dorothy and Richard Burkett....

!Source: Obituary provided by Connie Gibbar. Richard Burkett Richard Earl Burkett, 87, Topeka, died Saturday, Nov 25, 2000, at a Topeka hospital. - He was born May 15, 1922, in Burlingame, to Walter and Martha Washington Burkett. He graduated from Burlingame High School. He lived in Topeka since 1946. He was a U.S. Cival Service employee at Forbes Air Base before he retired. - He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army from 1942 to 1946. - He was a member of Seaman Congregational United Church of Christ, North Post No. 400 of the American Legion, Billard Post No. 1650 of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Topeka Chapter No. 3 of Disabled American Veterans and Oakla IOOF Lodge No. 640, all in Topeka. - He married Dorothy Phyllis Trueblood on Aug. 28, 1946, in Topeka. She survives. A granddaughter, Crystal Burkett, preceded him in death. - Other survivors include two sons, Richard Burkett and Craig Burkett, both in Topeka; two daughters, Linda Lowe, Topeka, and Carolyn Wilt, Rossville; a sister, Arlene Ramskill, Attica, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. - Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Parker-Price Mortuart. Billard Post No. 1650 of Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct graveside services at Valencia Cemetery west of Topeka. Mr. Burkett will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at the mortuary, where relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. - Memorial contributions may be made to Topeka Chapter No. 3 of Disabled American Veterans, 2021 Moundview Drive, 66604.