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Charlotte Burton

Services for Charlotte Ann (Miller) Burton, 79, Marion, who passed away March 28, 2023, will be scheduled later. Yazel-Megli Funeral Home is serving the family.

Charlotte was born March 4, 1944, to LeRoy and Roberta (Happy) Miller in Windom.

LeRoy died in 1958 from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Roberta married Cecil Slifer in 1960. After Cecil and Roberta’s marriage, they moved to Marion with Charlotte.

Charlotte graduated from Marion High School in 1962 and moved to McPherson for job opportunities.

Charlotte welcomed three daughters during her first marriage to Robert “Bob” Scheideman. Their first, Julie Scheideman, was born Nov. 15, 1964. Robin Scheideman was born June 17, 1969. Their youngest, Patsy Kline, was born Dec. 8, 1973.

On Jan. 23, 1976, Charlotte remarried the love of her life, William “Bill” Burton.

Charlotte and Bill met while working together at Lacrosse Furniture Factory in Lacrosse. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Marion.

In the summer of 1982, Charlotte and Bill moved to Scio, Ohio, to own and operate a dairy farm.

When they arrived, Charlotte and Bill opened their home for children in the foster care system. Charlotte wanted to provide a safe, loving, and nurturing home for any child in need.

In 1988, Charlotte and Bill adopted their youngest children, Carol and Bobby Burton.

While living on the dairy farm, Charlotte enjoyed making cheese and butter. Some of her other hobbies included leather crafting, oil painting, flower arranging, and cake decorating.

In 1990, Charlotte and Bill left the farm and moved back to Marion. The two continued to foster children upon arriving in Kansas.

During this time, Charlotte worked for Kit Mobile Homes. After leaving Kit Mobile Homes in 1992, she continued her working career at Norcraft Cabinets in Newton. Charlotte worked for Norcraft for 28 years, retiring in 2020.

Charlotte took passion in her work and gained many strong relationships with her co-workers. To Charlotte, these were not just her co-workers, but also her family.

In her spare time, Charlotte enjoyed spending time with friends and family, making homemade soap, canning vegetables, planting flowers, collecting cookbooks, collecting Christmas villages, and going on drives with Bill.

Charlotte was loving, nurturing, supportive, and caring to all.

She was preceded in death by father LeRoy Miller, mother Roberta (Happy) Slifer, stepfather Cecil Slifer, and daughter Robin Scheideman.

Survivors include husband William “Bill” Burton; daughter Julie Scheideman; daughter and son-in-law Patsy and Mike Kline; daughter Carol Benavidez; son and daughter-in-law Bobby and Crystal Burton; stepchildren Kim and Artie Herrman, Randy and Cindy Burton, and Rusty and Tonya Burton; and many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and foster children.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlotte’s honor may be made to Julie Scheideman in care of Central National Bank. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Charlotte at www.yazelmeglifh.com.

Last modified April 6, 2023

 

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