Burton, Anna Jane
Mar 17, 1918 - Mar 15, 2013
Anna Jane Burton passed away Friday at Bergan Mercy Hospital, 2 days before her 95th birthday. Born Anna Jane Fox on St. Patrick's Day in 1918, in Spalding, NE, she was the daughter of Nicholas and Margaret Fox. She graduated in 1935 from Spalding Academy and maintained a lifelong affection and connection to the Spalding area. Jane worked in Omaha as a hair dresser and later at the Martin Bomber Plant as one of the women known as "Rosie the Riveter" during the war effort. Through her brother in Lincoln, NE, she met Kenneth Burton, whom she married in 1943. Ken and Jane enjoyed a long and fruitful marriage until his death in 2005. Jane is survived by her children, David (Claudia) of Tennessee, Diane of Omaha, Mary Beth (Dan Heller) of Oregon, Patrick (Carole) of Seattle, WA, and Thomas (Mary Beth) of Omaha; brothers, John Fox (Carol) of Colorado, and Tom Fox (Rena) of Omaha; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren, who all got to know one another through the family reunion tradition. Jane loved to play bridge, travel, celebrate her Irish Catholic heritage, and follow Nebraska Football and other college sports. She was the family's encyclopedia of information on anything to do with family history and sports and will be sorely missed.
VISITATION begins Monday 2-4pm at the West Center Chapel. VISITATION resumes Monday after 6pm at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with VIGIL SERVICE to follow at 7pm at the Church. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Tuesday 11:30am, Holy Cross Church. Interment, Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, NE on Wednesday at 1:30pm. Memorials to Holy Cross Catholic Church; St. Cecilia Cathedral; or EPS (Essential Pregnancy Services). HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
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