Dean Burdette, 86, passed away on Wednesday November 12, 2008 at the Memorial Hospital in Jasper.


Dean attended the New Liberty Church in Coe, IN. He was a coal miner for 34 years and retired from AMAX Coal Mine after 13 years. He was also a member of the UMWA Local #352 and served as Financial Secretary. He was one of the founders of the UMWA Coal Museum in Lynnville. Dean also served as the trustee of the New Liberty Cemetery for many years. He served in the U.S Navy Aircorp during WWII. 

He was born on
September 20, 1922 in Pike County to Euphrates & Mahala Jane (Fleener) Burdette, both deceased. Also preceding him in death were his grandson, Jason Edrington; 3 brothers, Wayman, Forrest and Elmo Burdette; and 2 sisters, Doris Rogers and Thelma Burdette. 

Dean is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen Burdette of Winslow; 3 daughters, Brenda Kay (Lanny) Simmons of Winslow, Karen Lee Edrington of Oakland City and Deana Lynn (Randy) Kearns of West End, North Carolina; 4 grandchildren, Melanie (David) Kavanaugh, Ryan (Amy) Edrington, Joshua Kearns and Katie Kearns; 5 great grandchildren, Allison, Matthew, Elizabeth and Jack Edrington and Karley Kavanaugh; and 2 brothers, Glenn Burdette of Oakland City and Harold Edmond "Tom" Burdette of Littleton, Co. 

Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM CST on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at the Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City with the Rev. Gary Pancake officiating. Burial will be at the
New Liberty Cemetery in Coe.


Friends may visit from 4 until 8 PM on Friday and from 8 AM until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Oakland City American Legion will conduct military graveside services.