Mrs. Jeanette Burke Buchanan

February 22, 1939 - July 27, 2012


A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Mrs. Jeanette Burke Buchanan, 73 year old Leonard resident, is scheduled for 2 P.M. Saturday August 4, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church of Leonard. Rev. Morris Robbins and Rev. Willie Johnson will officiate. There will be a family visitation immediately following the Celebration of Life Memorial Service in the Fellowship Building of the First United Methodist Church of Leonard. 

Mrs. Buchanan was born February 22, 1939 at McKinney. Her parents were Victor Leon and Elsa Irene Holman Burke. She married Arvis Buchanan March 21, 1958 at Ft. Worth. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Leonard. She was an accomplished pianist and piano teacher who served her church and community with her talent for more than 40 years. She passed away at the Leonard Manor Friday July 27th

She is survived by her husband: Arvis Buchanan of Leonard; her daughters and sons-in-law: Arlette & Don Coumbs of Cheney, Washington, Kimberly & Ted Williams of Leonard and Denise and Clint McElroy of Ennis; her brother and sister-in-law: Harold & Pat Burke of Allen; her grandchildren: Roger and Alan Coumbs of Cheney, WA, Courtney McCarley and her husband, Tyler, of Leonard, Matthew Williams of Leonard, Jackson and Mikel McElroy of Ennis; her great-grandson: Liam McCarley of Leonard; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Research at the Leonard Branch of the American Bank of Texas located at 200 W. Collins.

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Dear Arvis and family, We are praying for you all. How we thank the Lord for Jeanette's friendship, her kindness, her generosity and her desire to use her talents for the Lord. We trust that the Lord will give you His peace and strength to live each day for Him. Roy and Dirce Cooper, August 14, 2012 Jeanette was a blessing to us as well as 100's more. Love to hear her play the piano many time's she played for Glen. God just called her home to play for them. God Bless all of you and praying for you to be under God's wing's at this time. Glen & Peggy Simmons, August 13, 2012 Kim ~ so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless. Lana Benson, August 10, 2012 My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless and Comfort each of you. Love, Connie Rutledge Kinser, August 3, 2012 When we moved to Leonard, Jeanette became a dear friend, music teacher, helper to us. We appreciated her and all of her family. May the good Lord give you all peace and many blessings. May your memories be of the good times and how much she loved you. Rex and Vera McCreary and family, August 3, 2012 Kimberly, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God comfort you and give you peace during this difficult time. Lou Ann Stewart, August 2, 2012 Jeanette was a huge influence in my life and passed along her love of piano. Under her skilled guidance I learned to accompany vocalists and congregational singing, and still play for my church 40+ years later. Thank you, Jeanette! May God bless the family with peace and comfort knowing she's playing in the grandest praise choir ever! Susan Preddy Bruckhoff, August 2, 2012 Kimberly, Love you, and can only imagine what you are feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lou Ann Petty, August 2, 2012 Jeanett was a childhood friend. We had a lot of fun playing together. Shirley Poor Kulp, August 2, 2012 My mother loved Jeanette. Not only was she an incredibly talented person, that smile captured a lot of people. Our thoughts and prayers are with Arvis and the family. Donna J Massey, July 30, 2012 to Jeanett's family: May Our Lord give you His peace and comfort. Remembering a precious lady, always friendly whom I met 28 years ago when we moved to Leonard. Salley Meier, July 30, 2012 Denise - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Know that you are very close in our thought and prayer. Bill and Linda Macey, July 30, 2012 May the Burk-Buchanan families and friends of Jeanette be comforted by remembering that she served her God and community with her love and talent. Emma Moore, July 29, 2012 Arvis, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God be with you all and give you peace. Janna Moats, July 29, 2012