Ruth Louise Burton

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August 17, 1929 - May 11, 2019
Born in Batesville, IN
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Ruth “Louise” Burton, of St. Charles, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the age of 89. Loving wife of 69 years to the late Richard “Dick” Burton, who preceded her in death on March 19, 2019. Beloved daughter of the late Harry and Estella Clemenz; devoted mother of Becky (Charlie) Ell and the late Rickey Burton; cherished grandmother of Jamie Hampshire and Joshua Hampshire; treasured great-grandmother of Amber, Megan, Andrew, Beverley and Hailey Hampshire; dear sister of the late Dorothy (Donald) Minary and Harold (Dorothy Ann) Clemenz, and sister-in-law of Anna Marie Clemenz.

Ruth was a member of St. John UCC on Fifth St. in St. Charles, and she volunteered as a greeter with her husband at the services. She worked for many years at The Famous, a ladies’ dress shop on Main Street in St. Charles until she retired. She and her husband were also members of the Goldwing Motorcycle Club, and they enjoyed going on roadtrips together. They also loved to travel all around the country and to various countries in Europe.

Ruth will be remembered and loved as a feisty lady. She looked forward to watching HGTV, the Food Channel, and cleaning the house. She enjoyed sewing, doing needlework, and making crafts. She also liked the outdoors and enjoyed going to the lake and camping with her family.

Ruth was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. We truly believe she passed away from a broken heart. She missed Richard, the love of her life, so much and wanted to be with him. The strength and longevity of their relationship should be an example to everyone what marriage commitment is about.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriner’s Hospital.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Calvin "Cal" Grannemann May 14, 2019 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    My Sincere Condolence to Family and Friends of Ruth Louise Burton.

    • Becky May 15, 2019 at 6:44 pm - Reply

      Thank you Calvin, we weren’t ready to lose her so soon after dad.

  2. Bill and Kathy Odle May 16, 2019 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Louise was a really good person. She was fun to be around during our Goldwing events. She is with Dick now, and they are together again, She will be missed by all who knew her. Kathy and I both send our sincere condolences on the loss of a very good soul.

    • Becky May 16, 2019 at 3:04 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for the kind words, that means a lot to us.

  3. Jill Barrow May 17, 2019 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Have not been in contact with Aunt Ruthie but enjoyed the times together in the past. Will be missed

  4. Ron & Rhonda Neupert May 17, 2019 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    We had the pleasure of meeting Ruth at the Lewis and Clark Gardens and we fell in love with her right away! She was the leader of the Golden Girls who cracked us up at meal time. She was a dear friend to our mother, Mae and we cherished her as well! Our hearts go out to her family in their time of need. God Bless you all!

    • Becky May 18, 2019 at 8:41 am - Reply

      Your mom made the days easier for my mom – she loved having meals in the dining room with her and spoke of Mae often. Thank you for the friendship you had with mom, it helped us to know mom was able to have a good social life while there.

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