Linda Lee Burton

April 13, 1938January 8, 2021

Linda Lee Burton, 82, passed away January 8, 2021 from complications due to a stroke.

Linda was a dedicated, lifelong member of the Southwest Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She graduated from F.J. Reitz high school, and went to Herrin Art School in Indianapolis to study studio art and drafting. Before beginning a family, she worked for International Steel as a draftsman.

As a lifelong pursuit, Ms. Burton painted peaceful, realistic landscapes and portraits of her loved ones. Her love for pop music was evidenced by her painting a life-size portrait of Elvis on her bedroom wall when she was sixteen, along with a claim to have melted a “Heartbreak Hotel” single by playing it over and over. Linda also enjoyed traveling and taking photographs for inspiration. Her family and friends will miss her sly sense of humor, her kindness and generosity, plus her sparky demeanor.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Gray Burton; mother and father, Helen and Daniel “Tucker” Bloemen; sister, Gayle Dewitt; brothers, Robert and Daniel Bloemen; and granddaughter, Kari.

She will be remembered fondly by her children, Sunny, Michael, and Jay Burton, and Kelly Robinson; her grandchildren, Karen Barrett, Candace Foster, Treavor, Jay Jr., Justin, and Sarah Burton, Micah Baumann, Jaclyn Costello, Rikki Schmiechen, Joshua, Anna, and Ben Grossman; and her great grandchildren, Kelly-Anne, Walter, Maysi, Warren, Brody, Kasher, Ava, Corina, Alexavier, Maximilian, and Beauregard; and her cat Meow-meow.

Private family services will be held.

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Mary Dimmett

January 18, 2021

I remember Sr. Burton when she was at Northwest Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I remember her as being a sweet, kind sister.
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother.

Fernanda De la Cruz

January 16, 2021

I am so sorry from the bottom of my heart, the whole Burton family will be in my prayers to find comfort and peace in these moments. and I want to assure Sunny that I love her very much.

Mike Burton

January 14, 2021


I knew you were getting older, for some reason inside my mind, I didn't know you would really pass away,
You were a very good person and you had a very good heart,
I feel like you were still raising me, up until the very end,
I'm sorry for not coming up and hugging you and telling you I love you, I should have done that every day,
Thank you for always being my mother, and always being there for me, if I really need someone,
Goodbye Mother, I will always remember you, I will always love you.

Sunny Burton

January 13, 2021

My heart is so touched by the memories friends and family are sharing here. Mom would be deeply touched. She did try so hard to be kind, loving, and gentle to everyone she met or came in contact with. It wasn't always easy. Dad called me Sasi- sis because I had a smart mouth. Mom would try to get all 4 of us kids ready for the meetings at the Kingdom Hall. Sometimes we didn't want to go. Dad would say, "You go with your mom it will make good kids out of you!" Mom wanted us to be good. We are still trying, each day is a struggle but because of mom I have the hope that she will live in the paradise, along with dad, our gramas and grampas and Kari Beth. My precious mom will play with her grand babies again, what she loved so much, and she will paint and travel again! And the earth will be a paradise!
Love you mom rest well soon you will live again!

Tammy Burton

January 13, 2021

All the Times you showed me Kindness and all the Times you made me feel like I was Worthy in a Period of my Life when it was hard to feel Worth I Thank You for Helping see the Light in the Darkness that surrounded me.
You were Great ! You were Loved !

Valerie Waddle

January 12, 2021

Deeply sorry for your loss

Judy Swallows

January 11, 2021

My Aunt Linda was a talented artist. About the time she attended Herrin Art School on a scholarship, she did an oil painting of the Sunset Park Pagoda.

She wanted the tiled roof to look realistic! Being creative, she decided to use chewing gum to achieve the perfect effect. It was great fun watching her creative process! For weeks she chewed gum, applied it to the canvas, let it dry, then completed the painting. The end result was amazing.

I remember her kindness, generosity, patience, and the best paper dolls ever!

Aunt Linda, Rest In Peace.

Carol and Brent Ellard

January 11, 2021

Linda was a very sweet, kind person. We remember her fondly. She has a lovely family, which is a testimony to her. Look forward to seeing her again in Paradise.

Ben Grossman

January 11, 2021

Love you Grandma