March 2, 1935February 13, 2020

Leland Burton, 84, of Kokomo, IN went home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife Betty and daughter Sherry on Thursday, February 13, 2020. He was born on March 2, 1935 in Kokomo, IN the son of Ronald Burton and Eliza Belle Wilson. He married Betty Jean (Mynatt) Burton who preceded him in death.

Leland was active member of In His Image church in Kokomo, IN. He loved his church family dearly. He would often visit friends and church members in assistant living facilities and hospitals. Leland has a passion for helping others and enjoyed making them laugh. He also enjoyed golfing, gardening and the outdoors. He was a big patriot and proud of his country.

Surviving family members include one son, David Burton (Lori) of Kokomo, IN; two grandchildren, Andrew Burton (Krystina) of Kokomo, IN; Stevie Ripberger of Kokomo, IN; two great grandchildren, Cameron Ray and Aubriella Burton; twin brother, LeRoy Burton (Judy) of Danville, IL and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Jean Burton; daughter, Sherry Ripberger; brother, Wayne Burton and sister, Jenny Chism.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at In His Image 2940 County Road E 50 N, Kokomo, IN 46901. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Tuesday at In His Image church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to In His Image building fund, Kokomo Humane Society or the American Heart Association. Online guest book at


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Funeral Services Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Entombment Tuesday, February 18, 2020



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Randy/Deborah Fernung

February 15, 2020

Leland was always cracking a joke or just having fun with his friends. You'll be surely missed by us all, enjoy your wife and daughter. Love Randy and Debbie Fernung.

Connie Schoby

February 15, 2020

I will never forget this wonderful man and his beautiful wife Betty. Dave has been like a son to me. Love them all. Once when I first met Lee he came to our house to see if he could help with a repair. Our outside dog ,Spanky was in our fenced back yard and he was very protective. I told Lee he could bite but he was not afraid so we started in the back door. Needless to say,Lee the gentleman he was let me go in first ,well when Lee followed me Spanky nailed him. Thank goodness Lee had on boots. He just laughed,I thought why oh why didn’t I just put Spanky up. He loved animals as do I. You will be missed Lee,thankful to have called you my friend.a great blessing