LeRoy Burton LeRoy Laverne Burton, 78, of Oregon, MO, formerly of Meckling, passed away on April 18, 2008 in St. Joseph, MO. He was born on Sept. 12, 1929 in Meckling, one of six children of Buel abnd Myrtle (Kaeberle) Burton. He married Donna Dennison on Oct. 17, 1948. They became parents of seven sons. Donna passed away on April 17, 1990. LeRoy lived and farmed in the Meckling area until 1957. He then moved to LaHabra, CA, where he worked and later managed a service station until 1967. The Burton family moved to St. Joseph, MO and later to the Oregan and Maitland area. LeRoy worked in the fertilizer and propane delivery business until his retirement. He enjoyed traveling to South Dakota to visit family, and having his children and grandchildren around. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Donna; two sons, Bradley and Robert; a brother, Harold; and one great-grandchild, Arik Lee Harper. He is survived by his sons, Michael of Moberly, MO, David of Maitland, MO, Roger (Marta) of Oregon, MO, Lyle (Rosanna) of Murray, IA, and Gary of Amazonia, MO; four sisters, Norma Prouth, Palm Desert, CA, Carol Hubert, Vermillion, Diane Finks, Arlington, VA, and Jeannie (Bill) Barta of Gayville; a sister-in-law, Helen Burton, Vermillion; seven grandchildren, Mallory, Travis and Corey Burton, Michael Burton, Rachel Carroll, Krystal Newton and Kerrie Burton; four great-grandchildren, Brady Burton, Isabella Buck, Elizabeth Harper, and Andrea Jo Rehmeyer, and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Iverson-Siecke-Kober Funeral Home in Vermillion. Burial followed in the BluffView Cemetery. Visitation was on Tuesday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Holt County Relay for Life. Condolences may be sent online to www.koberfuneralhome.com.
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