OBITUARY

Gloria Patti Burton

April 12, 1924June 5, 2018
Play Tribute Movie

Gloria Margaret Patti Burton, 94 of Kingsport, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Gloria is preceded in death by her husband, Hope Burton, in 1992. She is survived by their son Thomas Ray Burton (Anush), their daughters Janice Burton Cline and Barbara Burton Ries; their grandchildren Alison Cline Beechner (Paul), Stephanie Hope MacLeod (Ross), Rachel Ries (Michael) , Shannon Ries, Andrew Ries; and great-grandchildren Lucas Beechner, Arianna Beechner, and Everly Beechner; and her two grandpups Bella and Souci.

Gloria was born April 12, 1924 to John and Nellie Patti in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her family moved to Madison when she was in high school, and she attended University of Wisconsin, Madison. At home, her parents always had a house full of people, and at family gatherings the accordion was played and everyone would dance at home. This love of dance is how she met Hope Burton. The USO dances for the stationed troops were a weekly event for Gloria where she volunteered as a hostess. She married Hope Ray Burton in September 1944 in St Louis, Missouri where he was stationed. A year later, they welcomed their first child, Thomas Burton. They moved to Tennessee, where they then had their daughters Janice and Barbara. She was an active volunteer: a Girl Scout leader, PTA president, and a member of the Garden Club. For several years she would cook the Wednesday night dinners at the Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, and everyone was welcome to join. She was awarded Life Master in Duplicate Bridge by competing in local, regional, and national-rated events. In later years, Gloria and Hope built their dream house on twenty acres of land where they grew fresh vegetables from their garden and cooked meals for the family. Her children and grandchildren would have lasting memories of this farm as a place of joy and family.

The family would like to thank Theresa Ford for her loving care for Gloria and Hope in the last years of their lives.

A reception to honor the life of Gloria will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home in Kingsport, Tennessee. A Committal Service will be held in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 p.m. following the reception.

  • FAMILY

  • Hope Ray Burton, Her Loving Husband - deceased
  • Thomas Ray Burton (Anush), Son
  • Janice Burton Cline, Barbara Burton Ries, Daughters
  • Alison Cline Beechner (Paul), Stephanie Hope MacLeod (Ross), Rachel Ries (Michael), Shannon Ries, Andrew Ries, Grandchildren
  • Lucas Beechner, Arianna Beechner, Everly Beechner, Great-Grandchildren
  • Bella and Souci, Two Grandpups
  • John & Nellie Patti, Parents - deceased
  • DONATIONS

  • Bridge No Kill Animal Rescue

Services

  • Reception Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Gloria Patti Burton

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY

receive updates when new memories are posted

RECEIVE UPDATES
Lolita Kressin

June 14, 2018

Gloria was one of my mom's best friends. Lena and Gloria made the most of their Italian heritage. They cooked together, ordered Asiago cheese from Chicago together, planned parties held in our rec room and served home made Italian meatballs and danced the night away to welcome the New Year, played lots of bridge, created beautiful flower arrangements with flowers from their gardens, and kept people laughing and smiling. Gloria was a loving, loyal and caring friend to my mom after my father died. I am so grateful from their friendship. My mom loved her dearly and so did I. I loved to hear her commentary and stories punctuated with her laughter. She brought so much joy to us. I will miss her. She was a very special lady.
My deepest condolences for your loss. May God grant you Peace.
Love, Lolita

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Gloria Patti Burton was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Gloria will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

Gloria Margaret Patti Burton, 94 of Kingsport, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Gloria is preceded in death by her husband, Hope Burton, in 1992. She is survived by their son Thomas Ray Burton (Anush), their daughters Janice Burton Cline and Barbara Burton Ries; their grandchildren Alison Cline Beechner (Paul), Stephanie Hope MacLeod (Ross), Rachel Ries (Michael) , Shannon Ries, Andrew Ries; and great-grandchildren Lucas Beechner, Arianna Beechner, and Everly Beechner; and her two grandpups Bella and Souci.

Gloria was born April 12, 1924 to John and Nellie Patti in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her family moved to Madison when she was in high school, and she attended University of Wisconsin, Madison. At home, her parents always had a house full of people, and at family gatherings the accordion was played and everyone would dance at home. This love of dance is how she met Hope Burton. The USO dances for the stationed troops were a weekly event for Gloria where she volunteered as a hostess. She married Hope Ray Burton in September 1944 in St Louis, Missouri where he was stationed. A year later, they welcomed their first child, Thomas Burton. They moved to Tennessee, where they then had their daughters Janice and Barbara. She was an active volunteer: a Girl Scout leader, PTA president, and a member of the Garden Club. For several years she would cook the Wednesday night dinners at the Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, and everyone was welcome to join. She was awarded Life Master in Duplicate Bridge by competing in local, regional, and national-rated events. In later years, Gloria and Hope built their dream house on twenty acres of land where they grew fresh vegetables from their garden and cooked meals for the family. Her children and grandchildren would have lasting memories of this farm as a place of joy and family.

The family would like to thank Theresa Ford for her loving care for Gloria and Hope in the last years of their lives.

A reception to honor the life of Gloria will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home in Kingsport, Tennessee. A Committal Service will be held in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 p.m. following the reception.

Simply stated, Gloria was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Gloria leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Gloria Patti Burton.