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GAYLE ELAINE CARNS BURCHETT

GAYLE ELAINE BURCHETT, 82, OF MOUNT AYR, IOWA, DAUGHTER OF FRANCIS AND LUCILLE CARNS, WAS BORN MARCH 31, 1925 IN ADAMS COUNTY, IOWA AND DIED FEBRUARY 6, 2008 AT THE RINGGOLD COUNTY HOSPITAL IN MOUNT AYR, IOWA.

GAYLE GRADUATED FROM MURRAY HIGH SCHOOL IN MURRAY, IOWA. SHE MARRIED WAYNE BURCHETT ON JULY 18, 1942. TWO DAUGHTERS WERE BORN TO THIS UNION, ANNE AND CATHY. THE FAMILY MADE THEIR HOME ON A CENTURY FARM NEAR GRAND RIVER, IOWA AND GAYLE WAS A HOMEMAKER. FOR MANY YEARS GAYLE WAS A GIRLS 4-H LEADER IN DECATUR COUNTY FOR THE RICHLAND RIDGE RUNNERS.

GAYLE HAS MADE HER HOME IN MOUNT AYR SINCE 1999. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS; HUSBAND, WAYNE BURCHETT; DAUGHTER, CATHY McCABE AND BROTERS, MAX AND DICK CARNS.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE HER DAUGHTER, ANNE BARTON AND HUSBAND, LESTER OF CHANDLER, AZ.; SON-IN-LAW, MICHAEL McCABE OF GILBERT, AZ.; JACOB BARTON OF CHANDLER, AZ.; DOUG McCABE AND WIFE ALEXIS OF SEATTLE, WA.; SIX GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, MEGAN, AMY, JASON ,AVA, KATE, AND ALEXANDER; SISTER, JEANNE MATTHES OF SPOKANE, WA. AND BROTHER MERRILL CARNS AND WIFE JOY OF OSCEOLA.

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE 2 P.M. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2008, AT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN MURRAY WITH PASTOR BRIAN McCRACKEN OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS N THE GRAND RIVER CEMETERY IN GRAND RIVER. ARRANGEMENTS WERE THROUGH SLADE-O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME OF LEON,IOWA.

MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO THE CHANDLER EDUCATION FUND, ESTABLISHED

 

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