BURTON, Martha E. (Burton)

Date of birth: 12 Nov 1891 Adair County, Kentucky

Date of death: 26 Dec 1979 Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana

Source: Edinburgh Tri-County Enterprise, Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana, January 2, 1980

Martha E. Burton
      Martha E. Burton, 88, of 2851 McKinley, 
Columbus, died at her home at 7:30 p.m. last 
Wednesday after a lengthy illness.
      She was a member of Apostolic United 
Pentecostal Church and for many years she 
and her husband, the late David G. Burton, 
owned and operated a vegetable market in the 
Columbus area.  She also made and sold cemetery 
wreaths many years.
      Funeral services were conducted by the 
Rev. Charles Kelley at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at 
Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home.  Burial
 was at Garland Brook Cemetery.
      Mrs. Burton was born in Adair County, Ky., 
Nov. 12, 1891 to Ben and Sarah Jane Burton.  
She was married to Burton Aug. 18, 1907 and 
he died Nov. 2, 1975.
      Survivors include a son, Joe Burton, of Edin-
burg; four daughters, Mrs. Gordon Burton of 151 
Jones, Mrs. Leonard Caldwell of 2011 McKinley, 
Irene Wilson of Triangle Trailer Court and Mrs. 
Ernest Roberts of Nashville route 4; a brother, 
Jim Burton of 2851 McKinley; a sister, Charity 
Burton of Indianapolis; two half-sisters, Lorene 
Stuart and Lou Farris of Edinburg; and numerous 
grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-
      She was preceded in death by two sons, Benny
 and Wilmer Burton; and two daughters, Ruth 
Sandfur and Marie Burton.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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