Glen Byron Burton

April 1, 1927February 24, 2018

Glen B. Burton, 90, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away February 24, 2018 at home. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 3rd, with visitation time from 10-11am preceding the service all at Chapel Hill – Butler Funeral Home. Interment with Honors will be 1:30pm, Saturday, March 3rd at the Memorial Park of St. Joseph, 4929 Frederick Blvd., St. Joseph, MO 64506. Memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice. Glen was born April 1, 1927 in St. Joseph, MO to Everett and Audrey Burton. He graduated from Benton High School in 1944 and was drafted into WWII shortly thereafter. Glen served in the Army until Nov. 5, 1946. After returning, he worked for a short time in the St. Joseph meat packing plant before leaving to attend business school. After receiving his accounting certificate, Glen worked as an accountant and controller for a variety of trucking companies. He was married three times, the first to Shirley Ebling, the second to Beverly Hamilton, and lastly to Naomi Eastwood, though he was divorced at the time of his passing. Glen enjoyed dancing, playing bridge, and spending time with family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett Burton and Audrey Foster; his daughter, Mindy Sue Burton; his step-son, Patrick Kerner; and his sister, Joyce Pike. Glen is survived by his daughters, Glenda Rigdon (Mark Propst), and Rebecca Carleton (Will); his step-children, James Kerner (Jeannie), Kathryn Christie (Scott), and Jennifer Rueckert (Brian); his sister, Donna McCulloch (Jim); his grandchildren, Brooke Leichty (Ben), Blake Henderson, and Katie Carleton; and two great-grandchildren, Rachelle and Sadie Leichty. Fond memories and condolences may be left at, as arrangements are under the direction of Chapel Hill – Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS 66112.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, March 3, 2018

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Thomas Modrcin

March 14, 2018

A true gentleman; kind and polite, with an easy-going sense of humor. I met Glen at the various dances he attended and over time came to respect him as a friend. He never let his troubles, if he had any and I'm sure he did as we all do, get in the way of enjoying a good dance with friends and acquaintances. Glen made friends easily, whom he always greeted with a big smile. He made me feel welcome many times by offering me a place at his table. The dances will be a little emptier without Glen. Rest in Peace my friend.

Becky Carleton

February 26, 2018

Thank you, Dad, for taking care of us, and for giving us the opportunity to care for you these last three months. Keep on dancing. We love you!