OBITUARY

JoAnne Burchett

February 15, 1930December 2, 2018
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JoAnne was born February 15, 1930 in Bloomington, Illinois. She left us on Sunday, December 2, 2018 to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ. She was preceded by her parents Carl and Florence Freelund. JoAnne is a graduate of Bloomington High School and started her dream to becoming a Nurse to help others. She attended Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois and Nurses training at Brokaw Hospital in Normal, Illinois. After completing her residency, she went to St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois for specialized training to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). In 1960, JoAnne moved to Abilene to begin her rewarding career at Hendricks Hospital. She had a long career at Henrick's which she absolutely loved. When not working at Hendrick's she would go to smaller regional hospitals to assist whenever she could. JoAnne married Royce "Roy" Burchett on January 15, 1972 and were happily married for 46 years. JoAnne and Royce were very active with Grace Lutheran Church and will be leaving some great friends. Both JoAnne and Royce loved to travel around the United States to visit friends and family. She was also a world traveler, visiting England, Germany and Italy were some of her favorite trips. JoAnne is survived by her sister and brother - June Schumacher in Charlotte, NC and Ron Freelund (Susan) in Bismarck, Illinois. She is the beloved Aunt to Jean Gilreath (Mark) in Huntersville, NC; Kurt Schumacher (Greta) in Southlake, Texas; Mark Schumacher (Montana) in Gillette, Wyoming and Mike Schumacher (Shari) in Amarillo, Texas. Services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church - 1202 South Pioneer Drive, Abilene, Texas on Tuesday, December 11th at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, Memorials are set up at Grace Lutheran Church and Hendrick's Hospice Care (www.HendrickHospice.Org).

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, December 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

JoAnne Burchett

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Gina Trevino

December 11, 2018

JoAnne and Royce were our neighbors for over 25 years. Always smiling and eager to know how our children were doing. JoAnne liked to make fun of my "status" when she noticed my weapon one day as I arrived home from a long shift but ways ended the conversation with "stay safe". When JoAnne and Royce moved it broke our hearts as we lost both of our precious neighbors that year. We love you and will miss you. Until we meet again sweet friend...

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Nursing Graduation

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