Fohn Funeral Home
(May 26, 1926 - September 18, 2013)
Leatrice Alene Burton, age 87, of Nixa, Missouri, formerly of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at The Baptist Home in Chillicothe, Missouri.
Alene was born in Cassville, Missouri, 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 November 10, 2006, following fifty-nine years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her two sons, Richard Burton and his wife Carol of Nixa, Missouri, and Gregory Burton and his wife Barbara of Chillicothe, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Allison Pickering and her husband Wyatt, Christopher Burton and his wife Jennifer, Kaitlyn Rogers and her husband Korey, Jameson Burton and his wife Renee, Shawn Saylor and her husband Rob, Melissa Blevins and her husband Mark, Chris Burkhardt, and Julia Furnish and her husband James; twelve great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Alene graduated from Cassville High School and continued her education at Draughon’s Business College in Springfield, Missouri. She was a bank teller at Commerce Bank in Cassville (formerly Barry County Bank) for many years.
Alene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed caring for her family. She was well known for her cooking and for sharing it with others.
She was an active member of Cassville First Baptist Church, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, September 21, 2013, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Reverend John Duncan will conduct the services. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville. The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until service time Saturday at Cassville First Baptist Church.
Contributions in memory of Alene may be made to Cassville First Baptist Church and sent to Fohn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 250, Cassville, MO 65625.
FOHN FUNERAL HOME Cassville, Missouri 417-847-2141