Vernon Burdine: March 14, 2012
Vernon “Cliff” Burdine, 83, retired manager of Heating & Air Warehouse, past Commander American Legion Post No. 256, member of V.F.W. 3112, Masonic Blue Lodge of Newton, and Eagles Lodge of Wichita, Kan., passed away March 14. He was preceded in death by wife Patsy Crego Burdine, five brothers and one sister. Cliff is survived by Audrey, wife of 12 years; beloved pet Annie; daughters Julie and husband David Collins of Wichita, and Kathy and husband Roger Held of Wichita; stepson Kenny Tauer of Haysville, Kan.; stepdaughter Adria and husband Dennis McKay of Kechi, Kan.; and grandchildren Jeremy Fisher, Ronald Hunt, Jason Schmid, Russell and wife Krista Hunt, and Raymond and wife Jill Hunt; stepgrandchildren Steven and wife Gwen McKay, Jennifer and husband Jason Jahnke, and Jeremy Tauer; nine great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Burdine Memorial Scholarship Fund at Friends University. Viewing was Monday from noon to 8 p.m. with family receiving guests from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Funeral services were Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Resthaven Mortuary.