Gordon Burton


ELKHART — Gordon B. Burton, 81, of Elkhart, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Morton County Hospital in Elkhart.

ELKHART — Gordon B. Burton, 81, of Elkhart, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Morton County Hospital in Elkhart.

He was born Oct. 9, 1931, in rural Felt, Okla., to Walter Reed and Anna Lois Ford Burton. He graduated from Felt High School.

On Oct. 20, 1963, he married Yvonne Webb near Texhoma, Okla.

An Elkhart resident for 44 years, Mr. Burton was a fieldman for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline for 29 years and also farmed.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters, Jana Buhr of Ulysses, Julie Buck of South Elkhart, and Jill Deatherage of Kingfisher, Okla.; a brother, Wendell Burton of Boise City, Okla.; five sisters, Wathena Watt of Amarillo, Texas, Helen Miller of Buffalo, Okla., Anna Carol Walters of Greeley, Colo., Christine Schoenhals of Panhandle, Texas, and Gladys Schneider of Cimarron, N.M.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Doris Thornton and Mary Alice Durman; and three brothers, Troy, Doyle and Dallas Burton.

Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Elkhart. Burial will follow at Elkhart Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Harrington Cancer Center or the donor's choice, both in care of the funeral home, Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.

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