Services for Marion native Bonnie Jean Burkhart, 78, of Ulysses, who died Aug. 10 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, were Saturday at Ulysses Church of Christ. Burial was Monday at Marion Cemetery.
Born June 23, 1943, to Harry and Lucille (Starks) Slifer, she grew up in Marion and El Dorado, where she graduated from high school. She received master’s degrees in English and in special education from what now is Emporia State University.
On Aug. 14, 1966, she married Gary Burkhart in El Dorado. The couple moved to Ulysses, where she taught for more than 40 years.
Survivors include husband Gary of their home; sons Cory Burkhart of Goddard, Dustin Burkhart of El Dorado, and Darren Burkhart of Bakersfield, California; sister Mary Graves of El Dorado; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Sister Tammy Sue Slifer preceded her in death.
A memorial has been established with the church.
Last modified Aug. 18, 2021