Clayton Burnham

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Clayton A. Burnham, 52, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 6, 1959, in St. Louis, son of Billy Edgar Burnham and Phyllis Starkey Paine.

Burnham was an avid model airplane pilot and computer guru. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, NRA and a ham operator.

Survivors include two sons, James Doyle Burnham of Riverside, Calif., Curtis Elijah Burnham of Palmdale, Calif.; a daughter, Rebecca Kathleen Burnham of Marino Valley, Calif.; his mother, Phyllis Paine of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Charlotte Salargo of Ventura, Calif., and Sheila Foster of Hemet, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill, Mo., with the Rev. Clyde Bess officiating. Private burial will be at a later date in Pine Union Cemetery near Marquand, Mo.