Dr. Rollin S. Burhans (Nov 4, 1914 - Nov 20, 2005)

burhans Dr. Rollin S. Burhans, 91, Pastor Emeritus of Crescent Hill Baptist Church, passed away Sunday evening, Nov 20, at Treyton Oak Towers. Dr. Burhans was Pastor of Crescent Hill from 1946-1960 and led Crescent Hill through the construction of our education building, gym and chapel. In 1996 the education building was named in honor of Dr. Burhans and his wife Delma, who died in 2001.
In 1960 Dr. Burhans began his tenure as President of Kentucky Southern College.

Dr. Burhans' obituary in the Courier-Journal

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Aug 2005 - some Crescent Hill folks at the KSC tribute to Dr. Burhans

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Aug 2005 - Rollin Burhans and Greg Pope at the KSC fete

Delma Lucille Douglas Burhans (Jan 13, 1916 - Feb 21, 2001)

Delma Burhans, 85, died Wednesday, February 21, 2001, at Jefferson Manor. She was the wife of Dr. Rollin S. Burhans, pastor emeritus of Crescent Hill, who served as pastor from 1946 to 1960. When he left to take the position of President of Kentucky Southern College she became the College's First Lady and gracious host and friend to the students.

Mrs. Burhans was born in Bolivar, MO. In addition to her active work in the life of Crescent Hill Baptist Church she served the former president of the Southern Baptist Convention Ministers' Wives Conference and was active in the Crescent Hill Woman's Club and the P.E.O.

She enjoyed singing and playing the piano and flute. She instilled in her sons a similar love of music and devotion to Christ.

She and Dr. Burhans have three sons: Rollin S, Jr., David and Kenny. There are nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren (plus four on the way). She is also survived by a sister, Marjorie D. Olive.

Funeral: 11 am Saturday at Crescent Hill Baptist Church
Burial: Cave Hill

Memorial gifts: the church endowment fund or Alzheimer's Association.

The photo below was taken 1960 in Fellowship Hall at a farewell dinner for Dr. and Mrs. Burhans at which time John P. Sandidge is featured making a presentation.
Burhans farewell 1960

wwa portrait of Burhans W.W.Arnett had painted a portrait for the occasion.

Delma with Mrs. Fuller Mrs. Burhans enjoying a light moment with Mrs. Ellis Fuller at a church WMU meeting.

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