Lois L. Burton (92) of Newton


Published on September 7 2020 5:16 am

Lois L. Burton, age 92, of Effingham, Illinois, formerly of Montrose, Illinois, passed away at 10:50 PM Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Willowbrook Memory Care in Effingham, Illinois.

Funeral services celebrating Lois’s life will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Mullen Baptist Church in rural Montrose, Illinois, with Chris Yocum. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Mullen Cemetery in Montrose, Illinois.

In loving memory of Lois, memorials may be made to the Mullen Baptist Church, c/o Henrietta Bickers, 14115 East 875th Road, Effingham, Illinois 62401. Arrangements are under the care of Meyer Funeral Home in Greenup, Illinois. 

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Lois was born on February 7, 1928, in Neoga, Illinois the daughter of James and Ella E. (Hatten) Cooper. She married Henry Burton, Sr. on December 31, 1947, in Toledo, Illinois, and he preceded her in death on November 7, 1999. Lois was a member of the Mullen Baptist Church in Montrose, Illinois. She enjoyed sewing, dancing, garage sale and traveling. Lois’ greatest joy was being a mother, grandmother and a homemaker. 

Lois is survived by - 7 Children - Henrietta Bickers of Effingham, Illinois; Charlotte Hood of Kokomo, Indiana; Paulette Bianchi of Cape Coral, Florida; Carletta (Bob) Worman of Effingham, Illinois; Henry (Kay) Burton, Jr. of Effingham, Illinois; Loretta (Jim) Eriksen of Kokomo, Indiana; Anthony (Jacquelin) Burton of Kokomo, Indiana; 2 Siblings - Lowell (Alice) Cooper of Philo, Illinois and Elsie Phillips of Effingham, Illinois; 19 Grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, husband, several siblings, 2 son-in-law Morris Bickers and Clyde Hood, granddaughter Jessica Davis and great-grandsons Thurl James Burton and Owen Davis.