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Gertrude A. Burton

November 22, 1937 - October 8, 2016

Gertrude A. Burton, 78, of Tallula, died at 5:40 pm, Saturday, October 8, 2016. She was born November 22, 1937 in Columbia, Kentucky, to Walker and Dorothy Cowan. She married Wayne T. Burton on January 28, 1956 and he preceded her in death on December 21, 2002.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathie (Dennis) Stevens, of Pleasant Plains, Clara (Clifford) Klauzer of Tallula and Reda (Bill) Sandlin of Corbin, KY; three sons, Larry (Vickie) Burton and Kenneth Burton, both of Springfield and Thomas (Chasity) Burton of Petersburg; fourteen grandchildren, Greta (John) Lynch, Lucas (Kristy) Klauzer, Jared (Laurie) Klauzer, Ramona (Andrew) Martin, Matthew (Becky) Claussen, William (Betty) Burton, Caleb (Elizabeth) Klauzer, Klayton (Ashley) Burton, Karissa (Jake) Taylor, Kiersten Burton, Jeremy (Jessica) Stevens, Rachael (Paul) Zink and Bailee McIntire; twenty great grandchildren, Ariel, Ellie, Chandler, Payton, Cole, Paige, Clifford, Brenton, Violet, Hunter, Hannah, Owen, Noah, Gabby, Lydia, Kolton, Briar, Carson, PJ and Grace, with two on the way; three sisters, Dora (Charlie) Willis-Ames of Petersburg, Leoda (Donnie) Curry and Glenna Cowan, both of Kentucky; seven brothers, Calvin (Bernice), Vaughn (Connie), Phillip (Sheri), Clifton, Roger, Donnie (Phyllis) and Darrell (Lisa) Cowan all of Kentucky and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and step mother Doris Cowan; husband; three sisters, Carol Jean Lutrell, Peggy Fudge and Patricia Montgomery; seven brothers, Cashius, W.T., Kenny, Leonard, Sam, Luther and Gilbert Cowan and one great grandson, Gage Lynch.

Gertrude worked for many years at Bunn-o-matic and retired as a cook from Sunny Acres Nursing Home. She currently worked as a private home health care giver.

Visitation: 4-7 pm, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home, Springfield.

Funeral Service: 10:00 am, Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home, Springfield with Reverend Clifton Cowan officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Pleasant Plains.

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Service Information

Date: Monday, October 12, 2015

Time: 10:00 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bethel Cemetery


Pleasant Plains, IL


Memorial Information

Memorial donations may be made to Tallula BLS Team.

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