Mary Burkhart

3/17/2014

SYRACUSE — Mary Burkhart, 93, of Syracuse, died Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Lenexa, after a short illness. She had moved to Lenexa to be near her son due to her recent illness.

SYRACUSE — Mary Burkhart, 93, of Syracuse, died Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Lenexa, after a short illness. She had moved to Lenexa to be near her son due to her recent illness.

She was born April 9, 1920, in Frontenac, to George and Antonia Bozenski Troyan.

Mrs. Burkhart had been a long-time resident of Syracuse.

Survivors include two sons, Tom Smith of Lenexa, and Charles Smith of Lady Lake, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Kathy Burkhart and Maureen Carr, both of Englewood, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Leonard Smith; her second husband, Paul Burkhart; a son, Richard Smith; a stepson, PJ Burkhart; five brothers, Joe, Tony, Adam, Mickey and Tom Troyan; and two sisters, Frances Scott and Julia Pascal.

Rosary service will begin at 6 p.m. MDT Thursday at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Syracuse. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. MDT Friday at the church. Burial will follow at Syracuse Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials payable to St. Raphael Catholic Church or Syracuse High School Golf Program may be sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878.

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