Ila Ree Burton
February 24, 1926  -  September 5, 2018

Ila Ree Burton

Morrison Funeral Directors
1015 Dumas Avenue
Dumas, TX  79029
Sunday, September 9, 2018
4 P.M. ~ 6 P.M.
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Hunt Memorial United Methodist Church
1401 NE 4th
Dumas, TX  79029
Monday, September 10, 2018
10 A.M.
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Ilaree Burton, 92 of Dumas, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. The funeral service is scheduled for 10 o’clock in the morning on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Hunt United Methodist Church with Pastor Keith Hight officiating. The graveside service will be later that day at 3 o’clock in the afternoon at Riley Cemetery in Dewey County, OK. The family will receive friends from 4 o’clock until 6 o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday at the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

Ilaree was born on February 24, 1926 in Sharon Mutual, OK to Van Buren and Avis (Cathey) Marlar. She grew up in Sharon Mutual where she was raised and would graduate high school. She married Roger Burton on September 4, 1944 in Dewey County, OK; he preceded her in death in 2006. The couple would eventually move to Dumas where they would raise their children and make their home. Ilaree was a very hard working woman. She always worked multiple jobs but made sure the laundry was always done and the family always had a home cooked meal on the table. In her later years she loved to watch Matlock, Judge Judy and always had candy bowls full for the family. She was a member of the Hunt United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband, Ilaree is preceded in death by her parents; her two sons: Roger Keith Burton and Kerry Van Burton; two brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her daughter Klonda Anderson and companion Ronnie Hickman of Dumas; grandchildren: Tyson James Burton, Kylee Burton, Keri Lyn Swimmer, Kassie Bonner and husband Donald and Kammie Hanna and husband Shane; 10 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation for the excellent care given to Ilaree by the staff at Great Plains Nursing and Rehab and Memorial Hospice.


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  1. Edilberto Miguel, M.D.
    Dumas, TX

    Dear Klonda & Family - Your mother is a tough old bird, she makes the nurses at the nursing home a bunch of liars and they me that she has been cussing them all day and yet when I come in to make my rounds, she the kindest words you would like to hear and gives me a hug and a kiss - never forgets my name - I will definitely miss her and stories - our profound condolence to the whole family.
    Dr. & Mrs. E. Miguel

  2. Kathleen Hunter
    Taloga, OK

    Sorry for your loss.

  3. Janice (Hunter) Maitland
    Red Oak, TX

    Our deepest sympathy, from the Kenneth and Dorothy Hunter family, Dewey Co., Oklahoma. When Roger and Ila Ree lived in Dewey County, they were friends with my mom and dad.

  4. Veronica M Patterson
    Dumas, TX

    "Tenderly, may time heal your sorrow. Gently, may your friends ease your pain. Softly, may peace replace heartaches. And may warmest memories remain." My deepest sympathies in this most difficult time. Ila Ree is truly missed - God bless you, with Love Veronica

  5. Mary Beth Kurts Meyers
    Grangeville, ID

    Klonda and family, I am so sad to hear of your Mama's passing. I so remember her in our neighborhood growing up and all the beautiful plants in her home. Please know I am thinking of you all!

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