Dorothy Imogene Burton

Dorothy Imogene Turnipseed Burton, 81, of Rosebud was born March 12, 1937 in Mother Neff Park, Texas to Roland Guy and Hazel Pauline (McCarver) Turnipseed. She was called home by her Heavenly Father on December 16, 2018 after battling Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. She started to school at Alto Springs, Texas at the age of 5. She attended schools in Kosse, Reagan and graduated from Marlin High School in 1954. She graduated from Draughon’s Business School in Dallas, Imogene was employed at the Falls County Agricultural Extension Office before moving to College Station and working in the Engineering Dept. at Texas A&M University. She met Demcie Randolph (Randy) Burton and they were married in Reagan, Texas on December 27, 1958. She played the piano at both Reagan and Rosebud Methodist churches and sang in the choir in Rosebud. She was a past member of the Board of Directors at The Reagan Community Center. She was a member of the Study Club, United Methodist Women, delivered Meals on Wheels, volunteered at the Heritage House, and Rosebud Hospital. The Burton family lived in Brownwood, Haskell, Amarillo, Georgetown, and finally Rosebud, Texas.

Imogene was preceded in by her parents, and sister, Frances Turnipseed Cassens. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 60 years, Randy, daughters Cathy Burton Sapp and husband Randy of Cameron, Sharon Burton Jungmann and husband Leland of Zabcikville, and son Neal Burton of Breckenridge, Colorado, brother Milton Turnipseed and wife Peggy, sister Glenda Turnipseed Acklen, sister-in-laws; Rosaland Patzke and husband Arlis, Mickey Petter, and Carolyn Baez and husband Alex, and special aunts Annie Lee McCarver Davis and Gwen Freeman McCarver French. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Jason Young, Jenna Sapp, Brett Sapp, Amanda Vansa, Taryn Tucker, and Taylor Jungmann and 8 great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10-11:00 am one hour before the funeral service Thursday, December 20 at the United Methodist Church in Rosebud with burial at Powers Chapel Cemetery near Rosebud. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital. Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.

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