Helen Burton

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Helen Burton

MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Helen Marie Burton, 78, of Marble Hill passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009, at her home.

She was born Oct. 21, 1930, daughter of Melvin Roscoe and Thelma Faye Fox Stratton. She and Deuel Burton were married Nov. 5, 1948. He passed away April 17, 1999.

Burton was a secretary many years, first at Deevers Shoe Factory, then for Saveway LP Gas Co. She was a member of Jackson General Baptist Church.

She is survived by two children, Debra Burton of Marble Hill, Darrell (Tammy) Burton of Jackson; two granddaughters, Jennifer Pipken and Heather (Brad) Jones; eight great-grandchildren, Alex, Garrett, Jobie, Jenna, Jordan, Cloe, Kaitlyn and Logan; and a brother, Earl Richard Stratton of Fruitland.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Eaker.

Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. today at Baker Cemetery near Marble Hill, with the Rev. Fred Ritter officiating.

Hutchings Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.