Carmen C. Burchess
Born: October 14, 1921 in Orleans, NE
Died: January 31, 2013 in Hastings
Age: 91 years old
Hastings resident, Carmen C. Burchess, 91, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013 at The Kensington, Hastings, Nebraska.
Requiem Eucharist will be Tuesday, February 5, 2013; 11:00 A.M. at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Hastings, Nebraska with Father Charles Peek officiating. Burial will be in Saint Mark’s Columbarium, Hastings, Nebraska. There will be no viewing or visitation. Book signing will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013; 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. and Monday, February 4, 2013; 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral or Mary Lanning Hospice.
Carmen was born October 14, 1921 in Orleans, Nebraska to Charles N. & Clara M. (McClintock) Van Sickle. She graduated from Culbertson High School in Culbertson, Nebraska and attended McCook Junior College in McCook, Nebraska. Carmen married Eugene “Gene” Way Burchess on March 27, 1943 in Palacios, Texas; he preceded her in death on October 11, 2003. She worked at KHAS Radio with various positions and duties, and 20 years as a grade school secretary at Longfellow and Hawthorne Schools. Carmen was a member of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral where she served as Vestry, Senior Warden, and 22 years on the Alter Guild. She enjoyed playing bridge with many bridge clubs, golfing, dancing, fishing, and traveling. Carmen was an avid Cornhusker football ticket holder for over 30 years and attended home and away games.
Carmen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene “Gene” Way Burchess; and brother, Norman Van Sickle.
Children & Spouses: Jon E. & Terri Burchess – Lincoln, NE
Sherri Middleton – Hastings, NE
Shellie & Scott Hunter – Aurora, CO
Kris Burchess – Hastings, NE
Grandchildren & Spouses: Mark & Kathryn Burchess – Elkton, MD
Stephanie & Dave Dannehl – Bertrand, NE
Robert & Christina Burchess – Las Vegas, NV
John P. & Tracy Middleton – Hastings, NE
Kathryn Middleton – Hastings, NE
Anne & Nick Monastra – Englewood, CO
Gretchen Hunter – Denver, CO
Michael Hunter – Denver, CO
Jennifer Burchess – North Platte, NE
Great-Grandchildren: Andrew, Haley & Jaden Dannehl
Nate & Lucy Burchess
Isabelle & Sophie Burchess
Tyler, Kira & Bailey Middleton
Peyton & Austin Middleton
Nieces, Nephews, and extended family