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Betty Jean Burton
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Obituary for Betty Jean Burton

Betty Jean Burton

Betty Jean Burton, 87, Stewartsville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph.
She was born July 27, 1930, to Arthur and Nelly (Keats) Kerns in Clarksdale, Missouri.
Betty married LeRoyce Burton January 23, 1953. He survives of the home. She was a homemaker throughout her life. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and watching the wildlife from her gazebo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; and five sisters.
Survivors include her husband; son, Royce Burton, Stewartsville; foster son, Lanny Kerns (Michelle), Rifle, Colorado; grandchildren, Angelica, Camden, and Silas Kerns; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Friends of St. Joseph Animal Shelter. Online guest book and obituary at

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506





1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

Cemetery Details


Memorial Park Cemetery

5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

Memorial Contribution

Friends of the Animal Shelter


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