Everett Eugene Burrows, age 86, died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at his home in rural Stevens County, Kansas. He was born February 10, 1929 on the farm in rural Stevens County, Kansas, the son of George Henry Sr. and Vallie (Horner) Burrows.
Everett went to Good Luck Grade School, eight years in a one-room school house with only one teacher for eight grades. In eight years, he had a total of five teachers. His home was one mile from school and he walked most of the time. Everett graduated from Hugoton High School and was a member of the National Honor Society. After graduation he farmed, retiring at the age of 65. He traveled in all fifty states, Hawaii twice, Canada, Mexico, a Caribbean Cruise which included Cozumel, Cayman Islands and Jamaica. Everett served on the Good Luck School Board, Hugoton School District #210 School Board, Stevens County Fair Board, Farm Bureau, ASCS, Soil Conservation, FMHA, and Hugoton Cemetery Board. Everett served as a deacon and elder at the First Christian Church, and was on the Board of Directors of Manhattan Christian College.
Everett married Maureen Annette Hantz on August 20, 1950 in Liberal, Kansas. She preceded him in death on January 14, 2012.
He is survived by his children: Carolyn and husband Ron McCaffrey of Manhattan, KS; Don and wife Donna Burrows of Hugoton, KS; Janet and husband Dan Biernacki of Plains, KS. Seven grandchildren: Stephanie and husband Gary White of Colorado Springs, CO; Nathan McCaffrey of Liberal, KS; Adam and wife Genilyn McCaffrey of Manhattan, KS; Jason and wife Jennifer Burrows of Hugoton, KS; Jeremiah Biernacki of Houston, TX; Kathryn and husband Josef Felver of Pullman, WA; Rebekah Biernacki of Las Vegas, NV. Eight great-grandchildren: Alixandra, Autumn, and Christopher White of Colorado Springs, CO; Jayden, Joshua, and Jaycee Burrows of Hugoton, KS; Zachariah and Campbell McCaffrey of Manhattan, KS.
Everett is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Maudie Cott, Earnest Burrows, Pearl Carley, George Burrows Jr., Ray Burrows, and infant sister Fern.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the First Christian Church in Hugoton, Kansas with Pastor Heath Kelley, Pastor Dan Biernacki and Don Burrows officiating. Burial will follow at the Hugoton Cemetery in Hugoton. Friends may call Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Hugoton. Memorial contributions may be given to Barclay College Scholarship Fund, Missions to Russia (Ron and Ginny Cook) or My Father’s House Building Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 423 S Main, Hugoton, KS 67951.