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Audrey Burton


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Posted Online: Jan. 01, 2013, 5:49 pm
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Audrey Beatrice Burton, 81, of Rock Island, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
A funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, where a rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Inurnment will be private at a later date. Memorials may be made in care of Jordan Catholic School or Alleman High School.
Audrey was born April 29, 1931, in Melcher, Iowa, the daughter of Verle and Beatrice Wadle Rogers. She was a 1949 graduate of St. Joseph's High School. Audrey married Jack Burton on Aug. 26, 1950. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1982.
After many years at home with her children, Audrey then worked as a dental receptionist for 15 years for Dr. Donald Horton and Dr. Steven VanSpeybroeck in Rock Island.
Audrey was a very faithful member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and attended Mass daily. Her memberships within the parish included, the St. Vincent DePaul Society, where she served as secretary in years past, and the Circle Four of the Altar and Rosary Society.
Audrey was a very loving and devoted grandmother, mother, daughter and friend. She spent much of her time enjoying her children and grandchildren. She also had many lifelong friendships and cherished the times they spent traveling and getting together.
She is survived by her children, David (Kathy) Burton, Durant, Randy (Sue) Burton, Rock Island, John (Patty) Burton, Normal, Ill., and Jackie (Andrew) Braet, Rock Island; grandchildren, Matthew (Rachel), Christopher, Amanda, Eric, Ally, Drew, Bradley and Nicole; great-granddaughters, Isabel and Olivia; and her mother, who passed away Jan. 1, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her husband, father, and granddaughter, Rebecca.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 




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