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Marie Burton Sallee, 93, Adair Co., KY native (1922-2016)

She was a member of the Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church. She was known for her smile that would light up a room. She enjoyed spending time with her family, attending church, reading her Bible, cooking, canning, quilting, working in her flower garden, and watching IU basketball. She was the daughter of the late John Wright & Dorinda Bryant Burton and the widow of Shelly Hansel Sallee, her husband of over 60 years. She was a member of large, respected Adair County, KY, with many relatives Columbia and nearby, as well as in her adopted home in Edinburgh, where her final resting place will be. She leaves 11 direct living descendants. Obituary submitted by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.
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Marie Burton Sallee age 93 years of Edinburgh, IN formerly of Adair County, KY, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Bell Trace Health & Living Center in Bloomington, IN.

Funeral service for Marie Burton Sallee will be Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10amCT/11amET, at the Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church, 905 S Main Street, Edinburgh, IN Visitation from 3pmCT/4pmET until 7pmCT/8pmET Friday at the church and after 9amCT/10amET, on Saturday, until time for the service.


Marie Burton Sallee, 93, Adair Co., KY native (1922-2016)

She was born Monday, September 18, 1922 in Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late John Wright & Dorinda Bryant Burton. She died Sunday, March 27, 2016, in Bloomington, Monroe County, IN, at the age of 93 years, six months, and nine days.

She married Shelly Hansel Sallee on August 5, 1942 and he proceeded her in death on April 15, 2003. She was also preceded in death by five brothers Jimmy, Rollin, Pete, Lawrence & Norman Burton and four sisters, Sophia Burton, Maudie Sinclair. Berthie Giles and Mary Jane Burton.

She is survived by the following:
  • One son: Shelly Sallee Jr. and wife Kimberly of Bloomington, IN

  • Four grandchildren: Anita Owen and husband Kurt Kabula, Michelle Ayres, Jill Burris and husband Mark, and Nichole Smith and husband Jeff

  • Six great-grandchildren: Nick, Adam, Sam, Mike, Will and Addison

  • Two brothers: Coy Burton and wife Carolyn of Columbia, KY; and Edward "Cotton" Burton of Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Reba Tankersly & husband Ray of Franklin, IN
She was a member of the Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church. She was known for her smile that would light up a room. She enjoyed spending time with her family, attending church, reading her Bible, cooking, canning, quilting, working in her flower garden, and watching IU basketball.

This obituary information is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.


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