Winifred Jane "Winnie" Burton

May 29, 1922June 6, 2018

Winifred "Winnie" Jane Burton (Ely) passed peacefully at 12:55 pm on June 6th. She was surrounded by family and those who loved her dearly in her final days, and her daughter was by her side to comfort her as she made the journey home.

Winnie was adored by all that knew her. She was kind, compassionate, and generous, with a keen sense of humor and a brilliant mind. She was at one with nature, with a “green thumb” like no other and a nurturing soul for every creature that came across her path. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and collecting vintage pieces as hobbies, but most of all her love for her children, and their children was dearest to her heart. She will be missed each and every day, but she will live on in our hearts and souls and we will continue to see the world through her loving eyes.

Winnie was predeceased by her husband, George Burton, daughter, Hollis Kindred, son, Paul Burton, unborn baby Christopher, her parents Ben and Chrissie Ely and siblings Alice Manyak, Corrine (Tint) Weddington, Charlotte Epps, and Dave Ely. Survivors include children, Melissa Fink, Gary Burton, Stephen Burton, and David Burton. Her grandchildren include Rob Roberts, Christopher Roberts, Tyler Kasinger, Tiffany Burton, Sarah Herriot, Aaron Burton, Cheryl Scarborough, and Cindy Baldwin. Great grandchildren include Keegan Roberts, Christopher Roberts, Audrey Beck, Emmett Herriot, Rebecca Arel, Cory Own Scarborough, John Baldwin, Ed Baldwin. Great great grandchildren include Jennifer Scarborough, Ray Arel, Sierra Arel.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for June 16th, 10:00 am at Floral Hills Funeral Home 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64133. Interment to follow at Mount Washington Cemetery, 614 S. Brookside Ave, Independence, MO 64053. Light refreshments will be served at Raytown Christian Church, 6108 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133 following interment.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 16, 2018

Winifred Jane "Winnie" Burton

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Gary Burton

August 6, 2018

We will see you on the other side...Mom

Rebecca Arel

June 11, 2018

We love you grandma ...

Cindy Baldwin

June 8, 2018

I hope you rest in peace Grandma.