Leatrice Alene Burton

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Leatrice Alene Burton, 87, of Nixa, formerly of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at The Baptist Home in Chillicothe.

She was born in Cassville, on May 26, 1926, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Fogg) Church. On May 25, 1947, she was united in marriage to Willard E. Burton, who preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2006, following 59 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include: her two sons, Richard Burton and his wife, Carol, of Nixa, and Gregory Burton and his wife, Barbara, of Chillicothe; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She graduated from Cassville High School and continued her education at Draughon's Business College in Springfield. She was a bank teller at Commerce Bank in Cassville (formerly Barry County Bank) for many years.

She was an active member of Cassville First Baptist Church, where funeral services were held Saturday under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. John Duncan conducted the services. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Cassville First Baptist Church and sent to Fohn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 250, Cassville, MO 65625.