Mabel Burton

Mabel E. Burton, 97, of Browning, died at 6:07 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Culbertson Long Term Care Facility in Rushville.

She was born Aug. 22, 1899, in Adams County, a daughter of B.F. and Jennie Mae Bottoroff Hoyt. She married Arlie H. Burton on Feb. 22, 1921, in Quincy. He died on April 15, 1972. One granddaughter, one great-grandson, two brothers, Harold and Earl Hoyt, and one sister, Lois Wier, also preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Gene Burton of Browning and Richard Burton of Durham, N.C.; one daughter, Virginia Combs of Rushville; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was a schoolteacher and had taught at the Browning and Ridgeville schools in Schuyler County and the Hog Jaw School, located south of Augusta. She was a member of the Central Christian Church in Browning, where she played the organ and piano for more than 70 years. She also was a member of the Schuyler County Home Extension, the Rebekahs and Royal Neighbors.

Services were held Sunday at Central Christian Church in Browning with Rev. Greg Parker officiating. Burial was in Browning Cemetery. Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to her church or the Culbertson Long Term Care Facility.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/19/1997

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