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Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Burton, 89, of Palm City, Florida passed away at 12:00 P.M. Monday, December 12, 2016, at her condo in Palm City. She was born Sunday, September 4, 1927 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to parents Curran Lester & Sarah Mae (Burnette) Bumpus. She married John R. Burton in June, 1965 in New York and he preceded her in death on December 23, 1997.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Mr. Marty Mills officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
A Visitation will be from 10:30 A.M. until Service Time, 11:00 A.M. A.M. on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Elizabeth Ann Burton is survived by her Daughter, Terry L. Cox of Saint Louis, Missouri; 2 step-daughters, Julie C. Burton and husband George Sharradd of Norwich, Connecticut and Sara E. Burton; 1 grandchild, Sarah R. Cox of Saint Louis, Missouri; and 2 step-grandchildren, Kate Sharradd of Atlanta, Georgia and Vincent Sharradd of Maine.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Mrs. Burton was a member of the Christian Faith, was an avid golfer, bridge player, animal lover and a volunteer for the Humane Society in Palm City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave., Palm City, Florida 34990 and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P. O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618)-242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh,com for further information and to send condolences
Published on December 21, 2016
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