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.