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Obituaries

Obituaries

Barbara A. Burnett 1920 - 2007 Lawrence

A memorial service for Barbara A. Burnett, 87, Lawrence, will be at a date to be determined upon the death of her husband. She has donated her body to the Kansas University School of Medicine for research. Mrs. Burnett died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at her home. She was born March 4, 1920, in Lawrence, the daughter of Herbert and Alda Longanecker Knott.Mrs. Burnett was a homemaker. She had also helped establish the Burnett Instrument Co. with her husband in 1960, and they sold their company to Davol Inc. in 1970.She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and Chapter FZ of the PEO Sisterhood. She and her husband had been involved in various philanthropic causes, including the Gene and Barbara Burnett Burn Unit at the Kansas University Medical Center, which was started in 1973. It now has more than 150 patients per year.She married Gene Burnett on June 23, 1939, in Lawrence. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include a daughter, Janet Huchingson, Lawrence; and three grandchildren.Warren-McElwain Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.Online condolences may be sent to <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a> Subject: Burnett.