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Grandpa's Obituary

PITTSBURG — David L. Burr, 76, of Pittsburg, KS, passed away at 6:10 p.m., Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac, KS.He was born October 23, 1934, at Pittsburg, KS, to Jack V. and Ella A. (Campbell) Burr. David grew up and attended local Pittsburg schools and graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1952. He graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Business Administration degree in 1956. On June 8, 1956, he was married to Kathleen (Kay) Kauble in Pittsburg, KS. Mr. Burr worked as the Sports Editor of the Morning Sun during his senior year of college. After graduation, he worked for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. He resigned to work for Swift & Company as a sales representative and plant manager. In 1970, he went to work for George H. Weyer, Inc. of Kansas City, MO as a sales representative. He worked at the manager of Rio Grande Village for National Park Concessions at Big Bend National Park in Texas. Mr. Burr then worked on the staff at Elm Acres as a shift supervisor from 1985 to 1990. In 1993, he was employed by Envision, Inc. to open, staff and manage a manufacturing plant in Pittsburg. He continued working there until he retired in May 1998. Membership was held in the Crossroads Baptist Church, A.F. & A.M. Lodge #261, Scottish Rite at Ft. Scott, KS. He is survived by his wife Kathleen (Kay) Burr of the home; two sons, Rod Burr and his wife Debra of Elkton, MD, and Mark Burr and his wife Patsy; one daughter, Karla Tersinar and her husband Jeff of Hepler, KS; two sisters, Judy Crews and husband Bob of Pittsburg, KS, and Beverly Fite and husband Larry of Pittsburg, KS; nine grandchildren, Stormie and Samantha Burr, Dawn Allen and husband Jason of Martin City, MO, Joshua Tersinar of Olathe, KS, Heather Busch and husband Walter of Pittsburg, KS, Dustin Tersinar and wife Amelia of Pittsburg, KS, and Jason, Megan, and Shaun Burr of Elkton, MD.; five great-grandchildren; Sidney and Lundon Tersinar of Olathe, KS, Jacob and Brazos Allen of Martin City, MO, and Maxwell Busch and Baby Busch due in September, of Pittsburg, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson Matthew Burr. Celebration of Life services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (March 30) at Crossroads Baptist Church, south of Girard, KS, with Rev. Mike Buckamneer officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Brenner Mortuary. Memorials may be directed to Elm Acres Youth and Family Services/D.C.C.C.A. and/or Crossroads Baptist Church. These may be left at or mailed to Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762 Friends may also leave condolences online at Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg,


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