OBITUARY - DONNA LOUISE (BURCHETT) MAIN
Donna Louise MAIN, daughter of Charles and Nellie (RICHARDSON) BURCHETT, was born in Ringgold county, Riley township,
Iowa, June 9, 1917 and died April 1, 2000 at Belton, Missouri at age 82.
She attended Riley Center country school and graduated from Lamoni high school in 1935. She taught in country schools for
Louise was united in marriage to Franklin MAIN on March 21, 1937, and they recently celebrated their 63rd wedding
anniversary. Their home was blessed by a daughter, Nancy, and son, Stewart. They engaged in farming in Ringgold and
Decatur counties. In 1974 they moved to Lamoni for 13 years and to Creston in 1986. In May, 1997 Louise and Franklin
relocated to Raymore, Missouri to be close to their children.
Louise was a devoted wife and mother caring deeply for her family and friends. Her home was her haven that she willingly
shared with others. She also enjoyed teaching children's Sunday school classes for many years. She served six years on
the Lamoni Community school board and several years as the dietetic service supervisor at the Lamoni nursing home. Louise
was a member of the United Methodist Church in Creston.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Charles and Nellie BURCHETT; her cherished sister Lorene SUMPTON; and
brother-in-law Harold SUMPTON.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Franklin; daughter Nancy HUGHES and husband Lee of Overland Park,
Kansas; son Stewart of Lee's Summit, Missouri; niece Myrna ALDRICH and husband Steve; two nephews, Jeffery and David
and wife Angela and daughter Emma of Minneapolis, Minnesota and other relatives and friends.
Services were held Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr with Reverend Wayne
CLARK officiating. Ginny EIGHMY and John ALLEN provided music. Casket bearers were Dr. Clarence CLARK, Derald NOBLE,
Doug AKERS, John CLARK, Gerald NOBLE and Keith ELLIOTT.
Louise was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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