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Wanda Dunmire Burton (1918 - 2013)

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Wanda Dunmire Burton, 94, of Meredosia, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 25, 1918, in rural Oxville, the daughter of Joseph and Lillie Davis Bunch. She married Billy Burton on Dec. 22, 2001, in Meredosia, and he preceded her in death Nov. 30, 2006.

She is survived by two daughters, Mildean (Harold) DeWitt of Versailles and Audrey (Gary) Fanshier of Meredosia; one stepson, Terry (Cathy) Burton of Virginia; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 30 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her longtime companion, Francis H. Surratt; daughter, Betty M. Allen; granddaughter, Rebecca Midiri; great-grandson, Timothy David Ritter; four brothers, Cleo, Rube, Clarence (surviving wife, Rosalie of Meredosia), and Clifford Bunch; and three sisters, Opal Rausch, Helen Buhlig and Mary Jane Bunch.

Mrs. Burton retired after more than 25 years of service as director of housekeeping at Illinois School for the Deaf. She was a member of Idelle Rebekah Lodge of Versailles. Wanda was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, and enjoyed bingo and going to the boat. She especially loved "get-togethers" with her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Meredosia, with burial at Oakland Cemetery. The family will meet friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Meredosia Rescue Squad or Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice. Condolences may be left at www.buchanancody.com.       
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on May 14, 2013
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