• Darrell Dee Burdette

    20 Dec 2018

  •  Sedan –Darrell Dee Burdette, age 86, of rural Grenola, Kansas, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 at his home.

    Darrell was born oJuly 26, 1932 in rural Chautauqua County, Kansas to Clarence Burdette and Mabel (French) Burdette.  Darrell attended Wolf Creek School before graduating from Grenola High School in 1951.

    In 1955, he was drafted into the United States Army where he served until he was honorably discharged in 1957.

    On January 28, 1962 he married Louise Campbell in Grenola, Kansas.  They made their home in the Grenola area their entire life.

    Darrell lived and worked on the MKO Ranch in rural Chautauqua County, Kansas from 1964 until his death.

    Darrell was a member of the Grenola Methodist Church; he was also a member of Kansas Livestock Association and was on the Big Caney Watershed Board for over 40 years; he enjoyed ranching, taking pictures, and spending time with his family.

    He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Louise Burdette of the home; three sons, Dwight Burdette and wife Debbie of rural Grenola, Kansas, David Burdette and wife Lanetta of rural Cambridge, Kansas and Nelson Burdette and wife Jackie of rural Grenola, Kansas; two sisters, Doris Brentlinger and husband Marshall of Arkansas City, Kansas and Deloris Groene of Winfield, Kansas; 7 grandchildren: Hannah Demaree, Megan Hahner, Curtis Burdette, Dana Burdette, Morgan Burdette, Braden Burdette, and Mattie Burdette; and 5 great-grandchildren: Kaylynn Wedman, Sterling Hahner, Natalie Deamree, Augustus Hadley, and Bronc Burdette.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Francis Groene. 

    Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grenola Methodist Church with Pastor Dena Allison officiating.    Inurnment will follow at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Grenola.

    The family has suggested memorials to the Grenola Fire Department and contributions can be left in care of the Dickens Family Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.


    Darrell was a fine. Got to be good friends hunting on the ranch for many years


    Thoughts and prayers are with the family


    Darrell was one of the most honest men I have ever known, he will be missed. I always enjoyed visiting with him when he brought horses over to be shod.


    A great cowboy and sire of great cowboys.