Helen L. (Shaffer) Burton

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Helen L. (Shaffer) Burton

August 24, 1916 - November 30, 2018

Helen L. (Shaffer) Burton Helen Lucille (Shaffer) Burton, 102, died Nov. 30, 2018, in Oklahoma City. She was born Aug. 24, 1916, in Lecompton, Kansas, to Arthur Glenn and Clara (Morris) Shaffer. She graduated from Lecompton High School in 1934, attended business college, then moved to Tulsa to work as a comptometer operator for an oil company.
She married Thomas (Tommy) A. Burton Jr Sept. 14, 1940, in Hydro and they were blessed with 76 years of marriage. She worked alongside her husband in the Nazarene pastorate for 57 years as a pianist and Sunday School teacher. They pastored in Barnsdall; Fitzgerald, Georgia; Bartlesville; Hastings, Nebraska; Corpus Christi, Texas; South Gate, California; Waco, Texas; Odessa, Texas; and Great Bend, Kansas. They spent their retirement years in Bartlesville, Ada and Oklahoma City.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy, Oct. 15, 2016; her parents; four brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen and Charles Ewers of Yukon and Annette and Larry Bodine of Asher; one son, Paul and Pat Burton of Mustang; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, with family present from 3 to 5 p.m. at Mercer-Adams. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mercer-Adams Chapel with interment in Wanette Cemetery, Wanette.
Published on December 4, 2018
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Monday December 10, 2018

11:00 AM

Mercer-Adams Chapel

3925 North Asbury Avenue, Bethany, OK, USA

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