The Reverend Burr Crickard

  • "Burr was a special gift from God, enlightening and..."
    - Mark and Joyce Conard
  • "Many thoughts and Prayers are with you and the family."
    - Dusty Buttram
  • "Elsie, My heart goes out to you during this difficult time...."
    - Pam Kirk
  • "Elsie sorry for your loss and I will be thinking and..."
    - Bill Bowen
  • "Our deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Crickard clan...."
    - Tom & Anne Smarsh

Crickard, The Reverend Burr, 63, defender and advocate for the least, the lost and the last, went home Thursday morning, April 3. There was great rejoicing as he joined his daughter, Juli; his Mom and Dad; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins from the Crickard and Corley Clans. Burr was a Mountaineer, born in West (by God) Virginia May 3, 1950. He served with, and loved, congregations of the former Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church for nearly 30 years. His greatest love was his extended family; his spouse Elsie and their three daughters and "claimed sons" -- Liz Crickard and Jeromy Horkman of Lawrence, Kansas; Laura Crickard and Zach Koch of Portland, Oregon; Juli Crickard of Heaven. Severely immobile from Parkinson's Disease, Burr, now through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, is free to play tennis, softball, and basketball to his heart's content. Thanks be to God for our beloved Burr! There will be a celebration of his life Saturday, April 12 at 10:00 am at First United Methodist Church in Valley Center, Kansas. Memorial: Youth Ministries of First UMC, Valley Center. To sign a guest book or leave a condolence for the family, go to

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Cochran Mortuary & Crematory - Wichita
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Published in The Wichita Eagle on Apr. 6, 2014