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Winfield Funeral Home, Knoxville - Iowa, 641 842-5126
DATELINE: N. June Burton

N. June Burton returned home to God and eternal peace at 11:58 AM on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. She was 91 years old.

June was born to Clyde and Anna (Burch) Morse on the 10th of June, 1925 in Knoxville, Iowa.

A member of the class of 1943, June graduated from Knoxville High School and entered the workforce as a relief operator for Western Union Telegraph Company in Des Moines. She worked in Chicago and Detroit. After returning to Knoxville, she married Robert L. Burton of Huntsville, MO on September 21, 1950.

They enjoyed time together in many southern states before a business partnership with the Morse Locker brought them back to Knoxville. June and Robert purchased a farm where they lived 40 years before returning to town (Knoxville). June worked for several area businesses and formally retired from the Knoxville Thermogas Company in 1987.

June cherished her life-long learning and fellowship with the First Christian Church of Knoxville and was a proud member of the VFW Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by Robert Burton (Husband), Clyde and Anna Morse (Parents), Ronald Morse (Brother), and Dianne Hamersky (Granddaughter).

Left to carry her memory are three sons and their wives; Gary (Jennifer) Burton of Joplin, MO, Bob (Lynda) Burton of Knoxville, Ralph (Maria) Burton of Independence, MO; her daughter, Ann (Dan) Harvey of Knoxville; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A burial celebration with Pastor Richard Grimes was held at Knoxville Graceland Cemetery on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, a Memorial has been set up to benefit the Books for Seniors Program at the Knoxville Public Library in care of the Winfield Funeral Home in Knoxville, Iowa.

WINFIELD FUNERAL HOME ~ KNOXVILLE, IOWA
202 E. Washington Street
Leroy Winfield, Funeral Director 641-842-5126 www.winfieldfh.com
Published on January 30, 2017
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