Margaret Burton


Margaret Faye “Maxine” Carmer Burton, 96, went to be with her Father who sent her on January 18, 2017, at Kenilworth Care and Rehabilitation Center in Sebring, Florida, after a lengthy illness.

Margaret was born Jan. 31, 1920, in Bartholomew County, Indiana, to Everett and Hannah Ann McKinney Carmer. She had three brothers, Roy, Cecil and Everett Jr.; six sisters, Edna, Mary, Inez, June, Catherine, Charlene and Edith; who all preceded her in death. She also has one brother, Tom Carmer, who survives.

Margaret married Wylie Ray Burton on Nov. 20, 1937. He preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1981. Also preceding her in death was her son, Douglas Ray Burton, on Nov. 20, 1980.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Anita (Dale) Bargar; seven grandchildren, Joe and Robert King, Leanne (Doug) Jacobs, Scott (Lara) Bargar, Melissa (Max) Burmeister, Deah Sneed and Dustin (Lisa) Bargar; 23 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchlidren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Margaret worked hard starting at Camp Atterbury during the war, Reliance Sewing Factory, for the Norbert Sprouse Family and IUPUI.

She served as President of the Lowelettes Homemaking Club for two terms, was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she loved teaching the primary children and served an 18-month mission at the Chicago Temple.

Margaret loved people and they loved her, creating many wonderful and lasting friendships.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Brian Busselberg officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33870.

You are invited to view her video tribute after 1:00 P.M. Sunday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.