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Richard I. Burnett

February 27, 1961 October 16, 2018
Richard I. Burnett
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Richard Burnett, age 57, of Bourbon, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Richard Irvin was born on February 27, 1961 in Washington, Missouri, to Melvin Erni and Edith Louise (Richters) Burnett. He attended and graduated from Bourbon High School, Class of 1979. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri Columbia. Richard was employed by Monsanto for a time, then by Edward Jones and Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor.

After the death of his father, Richard returned home to run the family farm. This allowed him to return to his roots and reignite the love for his homestead. Richard also enjoyed reading, especially Stephen King and Lord of the Ring. He was a distinguished story teller and cook, barbecue being his specialty. Richard was loved by his family and will be missed by them and all who called him friend.

Richard is survived by his children, Derek Burnett and wife Madison of Kearney, MO, and Madeline Burnett of Springfield, MO; his mother, Edith (Richters) Burnett of Bourbon, MO; two sisters, Gay Cunningham and significant other, Ross Pulvere, of St. George, UT, and Deborah Sampson and husband Dennis of Salem, IL; his special Shepard dog, Bud; nieces & nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Burnett; brother, Thomas Burnett; brother-in-law, Gary Cunningham; paternal grandparents, Orville and Opal Burnett; and maternal grandparents, Walter and Viola Richters

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, with Pastor Ed Carter officiating. Interment will follow in Bourbon Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, October 19, 2018 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan and from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Eaton Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of the family’s choice are appreciated.

All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan & Bourbon, MO.


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Visitation

Friday

19

Oct

5:00 PM 10/19/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/19/2018 8:00:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Eaton Funeral Home
347 N. Clark Sullivan 63080 MO
United States

Visitation

Saturday

20

Oct

9:00 AM 10/20/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/20/2018 11:00:00 AM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Eaton Funeral Home
347 N. Clark Sullivan 63080 MO
United States

Service

Saturday

20

Oct

11:00 AM 10/20/2018 11:00:00 AM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Eaton Funeral Home
347 N. Clark Sullivan 63080 MO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Bourbon Cemetery Final Resting Place

North Service Road West
Bourbon, Missouri 65441

North Service Road West Bourbon 65441 Missouri
United States

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