Betty L. Burton
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Betty L. Burton passed away on June 19, 2020, at age 95. She was the daughter of Ralph and Celia (Housand) Sunderland. Brothers Russell and Dale Sunderland and sister Helen Burdette preceded her. Her husband of 43 years Jack G. Burton passed away in 1992. She is survived by her son David Clark Burton and his wife Patti; daughter Jacqueline Burton Luch; granddaughters Eliza Luch, Georgia Luch, and Paige Burton; as well as her sister Delores McMurray and nieces and nephews.

She taught third grade in Franklin Township. Her volunteer activities included 4-H leader and longtime organist, pianist, and teacher at New Bethel Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Franklin Township Education Fund ( or New Bethel Baptist education fund.

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Published in The Indianapolis Star from Jun. 23 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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June 30, 2020
Betty was my aunt. She was the wife of my mother's brother, Jack. I have very fond memories of visiting the Burtons who lived on a farm near Beech Grove. Many holidays were enjoyed together as well as a week each summer when I got to stay and play with my cousins. Our grandparents lived down the road on a farm so it was a fun time for a city gal to experience country life. I remember eating "dinner" at noon with the farmhands; riding the tractor; calling in the cows; observing Aunt Betty make delicious meals and pies; watching the Ed Sullivan Show and Lawrence Welk; going shopping at Beels and Wheatleys; helping Grandma with the chickens and her garden; going to Clark's games and Jackie's cheerleading practices. It was an idyllic time for me growing up.
Uncle Jack and Aunt Betty were wonderful people. I will cherish these memories and them forever.
Marilyn Maurer MacCollum
June 28, 2020
Having grown up at New Bethel Baptist Church I considered Betty as one of the many grand ladies of the church as well as the community; our church and our community are better for having had Betty as a vital and important part; she will be missed!
June 25, 2020
It was an honor and privilege to know Betty. She was smart and funny and an astute investor! Truly and inspiration! Clark and Jackie, I'm glad you had your mother for so many years. Best regards.
Joy Wallace
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