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Ina Ruth Burton, 83, of Edinburgh, went home to be with her Lord at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Franklin.
Mrs. Burton was a homemaker. She took such pride in being there for her children. Each Sunday after church, she would cook a huge Sunday feast and have quality family time.
Ina was a longstanding member of Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church and enjoyed going to services and weekly Bible Study. She also enjoyed working outside in her yard, sewing and cooking.
Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church, 905 S. Main St., Edinburgh, with the Rev. Guy Hardin officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh and from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.
Born in Columbia, Ky., July 29, 1930, Mrs. Burton was the daughter of Welby Lee Rooks and Myrtle (Rooks) Alley. She married Paul Burton May 17, 1947. He preceded her in death Nov. 9, 1995.
Survivors include a son, Connie D. Burton of Franklin; daughters, Angela (Alan) Bowers of Huntington, Sheila (Brad) Cunningham of Franklin and Cynthia Pool of Greenwood; her stepmother, Lenora Rooks of Louisville, Ky.; brothers, Rollin L. Rooks and Gene (Polly) Rooks, both of Edinburgh, Avery (Bernice) Rooks of Columbia, Ky., and Charles Curtis (Ethel) Rooks of Ogilville; a sister, Ida Pearl Bryant of Edinburgh; half brothers, Holland and Alvin Rooks; half sisters, Bonnie Shelton, Dottie Misener and Judy Wilkins; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Vaughn Burton; brothers, Tyler Rooks and Welby L. Rooks Jr.; and a sister, Cecil Burton.