Lana Burchett, 74

Lana Sue Burchett, 74, of Wabash, died at 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 20, 2016, at Vibra Hospital in Fort Wayne. 

She was born Feb. 7, 1942 in Highsplint, Ky., to Victor and Ella (Johnson) Maples.

Lana married William L. Burchett Sr., on July 31, 1976; he died Nov. 16, 2006.  She and her husband Bill were owner/operator truck drivers of Mayflower, Inc and Grabil Van Lines, retiring after several years.  She moved to Wabash in 1963 coming from Cincinnati, Ohio.  Lana enjoyed her grandkids and QVC shopping. 

She is survived by her daughter, Debora (Russell) Waldon of Wabash, three stepchildren, Bill (Linette) Burchett of Wabash, Greg (Wendy) Burchett of Fort Wayne, and Angi (Chuck) Douglass of LaFontaine; three grandchildren, Shawna Waldon of Lexington, Ky., R.J. Waldon and Andrew Waldon, both of Wabash, 10 stepgrandchildren and her brother, Merle (Phyllis) Maples of Wabash. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, brother, Aurbin Maples, three sisters, Chloa Maples, Freda Mullins, and Truma Card, and her stepgranddaughter, Karsyn Bratch.

Funeral services will be 2 pm. .Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash with Pastor Tim Prater officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 pm Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Parkview Wabash Hospital Foundation or Wabash County Animal Shelter.

The memorial guest book for Lana may be signed at


Posted on 2016 May 24