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Ruth Burton

April 11, 1922 ~ February 3, 2017 (age 94)

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February 7, 2017

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Hamilton Funeral Home
Augusta, IL

Funeral Service
February 7, 2017

2:00 PM
Hamilton Funeral Home
Augusta, IL

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Ruth W. Burton, 94, of Augusta, IL died Friday February 3, 2017 at Pekin Hospital in Pekin, IL surrounded by her loving family.


She was born on April 11, 1922 in Augusta, IL to Ralph and Grace Creamer Croxton. She married Louie Burton on December 12, 1943 in Golden, IL. He preceded her in death.


Ruth had worked as a secretary/ telephone operator in Galesburg, IL in her earlier years and as a homemaker later in her life, She was a 1940 graduate of Golden High School and attended Gem City Business College in Quincy, IL. She was a former member of the Augusta Senior Citizens Center and TOPS.


Ruth is survived by 2 daughters, Patricia (Raymond) Brink of Plainville, IL and Sandra (Vincent) Tennell of Pekin, IL, 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren,


She was preceded in death by her son Roger Burton, a granddaughter, Tracey Tennell and a brother, Carl Croxton.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday February 7, 2017 at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL by Rev. Daniel Bishop. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery in Augusta. Visitation will be held one hour prior to time of services. Memorials may be made to the Augusta Senior Citizens Center.


The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL is handling arrangements.

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