Mary Burchyett

Friday, January 16, 2009
Mary Burchyett

Mary Burchyett

MCCLURE, Ill. -- Mary Taylor Burchyett, 73, of McClure died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born April 1, 1935, in McClure, to Dolphus and Thelma Groves Darnell. She married Claude Earl Taylor, who preceded her in death July 27, 1969. She later married Lester R. Burchyett, who preceded her in death March 26, 2008.

Mrs. Burchyett was a member of McClure Baptist Church, and a hairdresser 40 years. She also in recent years volunteered at McClure Grade School.

Survivors include two sons, Claude "Jr." Taylor II and Dennis (Cynthia) Taylor, both of McClure; a stepdaughter, Betty Lou Griffith of Cape Girardeau; three sisters, Ruby Theis of Millstadt, Ill., Vickie Mayberry of Jonesboro, Ill., Debra Black of Massachusetts; a brother, Larry Bartlett of Sedgewickville, Mo.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and two brothers, Kenneth and Bill Darnell.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at McClure Baptist Church.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Paul Mayberry, Bill Joyce and Randy Morgan officiating. Interment will be in Lindsey Cemetery.

Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Lindsey Cemetery or McClure Baptist Church, and will be accepted at the church.

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