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Eldridge Burton

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Eldridge C. Burton

Eldridge C. Burton, 95, of Templeton, died, Friday, February 15, 2013, at Heritage Health Care. He was born, August 2, 1917, in Nancy, KY, to the late Linzie & Sylvania (Hudson) Burton. He married Shirley (Carlisle) Burton, February 26, 1946, in Lafayette; she died, February 23, 2008.

He was a 1935 graduate of Boswell High School. He had worked as a farmer. He was a member of the Antioch Christian Fellowship. He enjoyed playing the guitar, banjo & mandolin, singing, camping & watching any sports event.

He is survived by a daughter, Sandi Lord, (husband, Denny), West Lafayette; two sons, Thomas Burton (wife, Beverly), Oxford, Gerald Burton (wife, Barbara), Colorado; eight grandchildren & eleven great-grandchildren. A sister, Esta Dilley & three brothers, Estel, Ervin & Robert Burton precede him in death.

Visitation will be from 5-8 PM, Monday, February 18, 2013. Funeral will be at 10 AM, Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Shoemaker Funeral Home, Otterbein, with Lawrence Rainwater officiating. Burial will be at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benton Community Foundation.

Published in the Journal & Courier from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2013