|Russell L. Burton|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 26 May 2012 00:00|
Russell L. Burton, age 78, of Wayne, Ohio, passed away on Friday (May 25, 2012) at Heritage Corner Health Campus in Bowling Green.
He was born on July 31, 1933 in Wayne to the late Deloy E. and Cleo D. (Raney) Burton. He married Patty J. Williamson on September 7, 1957 and she passed away on April 4, 2010.
Surviving are sons, Gregory L. (Rebecca) Burton of Findlay, Terry L. (Julie) Burton of Bowling Green and daughter, Marcia K. (Wes) House of Grand Lake, Colorado. Also surviving are brothers John D. (Joyce) Burton of Wayne, P. Steven (Karen) Burton of Alabama, and sister, Joyce A. Shammo of Gibsonburg; grandchildren, Christy, Nicole and Benjamin and Step-Grandchildren, Bill House, Heidi Gardner, Michelle Gardner, Melissa Hanson and Cory House.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, brother Dale, Step-Brother, Floyd, Step-Sister, Evelyn and brother-in-law, Clyde Shammo.
Russ was a 1951 Graduate of Montgomery Township High School and then went on to earn a four-year degree from the University of Toledo in Accounting.
He was a Data Processor for Libbey Owens and later worked for BGSU Admissions.
He was a member of Wayne United Methodist Church and their Men With Vision Church Group.
Russ was a former Elmwood and Wood County School Board Member and also a former Town Clerk. He was a former Member of the Wood County Central Republican Committee and also of the Albert Bowe American Legion in Bradner. He also spent time volunteering at the Wood County Board of Elections. He enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians, doing puzzles and Sudoko as well as travelling.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday (May 28, 2012) at Barndt Funeral Home in Wayne, Ohio and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday (May 29, 2012) at Wayne United Methodist Church, where a Celebration of Life Service will start at 11 a.m. Monday with Pastor Mark Kuhlman officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery with a bereavement luncheon to follow back at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Church or the American Cancer Society.
On-line condolences may be sent to Russell's family at www.barndtfuneralhome.org.
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|Last Updated on Saturday, 26 May 2012 08:09|
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