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Linn County News

Published Sept. 1, 2021

Ronald Brinson Burton Sr., age 78, Blue Mound, Kan., passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. He was born on Sept. 15, 1942, in Vanceboro, N.C., the son of Willy Thomas and Lilla Mae Hendrix Burton. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was united in marriage to Jessie Williams on Jan. 23, 1965. She preceded him in death on April 22, 1999. He later married Debra Ahart on July 7, 2000. Ron was a journeyman inside wireman by trade. He was a member of the IBEW Local No. 124. He ranched, trained race horses and raised and showed Charolais cattle. He attended the Wall Street Christian Church. He was an airplane pilot and owned his own plane. He was a member of the AQHA, APHA and the Jockey Club Horse Associations. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jimmy Epting; two brothers, Bud and Elbert; an infant brother; a sister, Irene; and a great-grandson, Thomas Burton Jr. Ron is survived by a son, Ronald “Buck” Burton Jr. (Donna); a daughter, Pennie Burton; three stepchildren, Crystal Meisenheimer, Priscilla Reed and Kenny Meisenheimer;12 grandchildren, Jimmy Rand, Jennifer, Jessica, Christopher, Nathaniel and Thomas (Raylene), Mackenzie, Cole, Landon, Grant, Peyton and Easton; and 10 great-grandchildren, Noe, Migeul, Talia, Patricia, Olivia, Autumn, Andrew, Breana, Trenity and Kelsey. 

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Burial will be in the Curry Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Mound City Chapel.  Contributions are suggested to Linn County Care to Share, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, KS 66056.


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