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Obituary: Marshall H. Burton, 80, Adair native, dies in Indiana

He was the son of Lora and Nannie Burton. After retiring from International Harvester he had second career as bus driver. He was a Methodist, Mr. Burton was a NASCAR, Pacers, and IU fan. Funeral, burial in Kokomo.

Marshall H. Burton, 80, Kokomo, IN, pased away on November 27, 2007, at 10:27amCT in St. Joseph Hospital. He was born May 8, 1927, the son of Lora and Nannie (McElroy) Burton in Adair County, KY.

The funeral service is scheduled for 1:00pm, Saturday, December 1, 2007, at Ellers Mortuary, Main Street Chapel, Kokomo, IN, with Rev. Barbara Kinsler officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.

On October 20, 1952, he married Rosie Irvin in Kokomo. Mrs. Burton survives.

Mr. Burton worked for Haynes International for 25 years before retiring in 1975.

He worked as a farmer from 1963 to 1983, and drove a school bus for Northwestern High School from 1975 to 2000.

He ws a member of the Hillsdale United Methodist Church, Northern Indiana Tractor Pulling Association, and Indiana Garden Tractor Pulling Association.

He formerly played on a bowling league, enjoyed fishing, and loved the outdoors. He was an avid NASCAR fan, Indiana Pacers fan, and an Indiana University fan. He also loved gardening and playing with his dog.

Besides his wife of 45 years, Rosie Burton, he is survived by the following:
  • Two sons: Gary Burton and his wife tammy; and Phil Burton, all of Kokomo

  • One brother: Frank Burton, Peru, IN

  • Two sisters: Nina Coombs and Hazel Burton, both of Kokomo, IN

  • And six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jane Daniels and Bonnie Burton, and three brothers, Elmo Burton, Calvin Burton, and Woodrow Burton.

Friends may call from 4:00pm to 8:00pm Friday, November 30, 2007, at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 Main Street, Kokomo, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillsdale United Methodist Church. Messages may be e-mailed to:

This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.


This obituary was made possible through the support of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, established in 1922, located at 210 Greensburg Street in Columbia. To reach Louis and Brenda McQueary and Richard and Mary Beth Phelps, phone 270-384-2145, or call our 24-hour community obituary information line, 384-6999. E-mail: Website URL: Friends you trust, caring for people you love.

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