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Martha L. Burton (1926 - 2014)

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Martha Burton

Martha Louise Burton, nee Rushing, 87, of Fairview Heights, Ill., born Sunday, April 25, 1926, in Martin, Tenn., died Monday, March 17, 2014.

Martha worked as a retail clerk, and was a member of First Christian Church of Belleville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Deulieth Burton; parents, Joseph and Lela, nee Burgess, Rushing; and two brothers, Ray Rushing and Robert Rushing.

Surviving are her children, William L. Puckett, Jr., of the Phillipines, Bobbye (Ed) Preston of Hillsboro, Mo., Cynthia (Tom) Colombara of Troy, Ill., Dorothea (Rick) Cookson of Edwardsville, Ill.; a sister, Shirley (Ed) Simmons of Fairview Heights, Ill.; 10 grandchildren, Erik (Timpani) Puckett, Johnathon (Amber) Stiehl, Billy Preston, Michael Preston, Alexandra Colombara, Tyler Colombara, Amanda Montgomery, William Nate Puckett, Aaron Puckett, Cianan Puckett; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.

Funeral: Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel, Belleville, Ill., with Rev. Doug Hargrave officiating. Private burial will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014.

Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Mar. 26, 2014
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