Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 18, 1970, at the Presbyterian church in Coldwater, Kans., at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Finis G. Hodges in charge of the services.
Larry Hatfield sang "How Great Thou Art" and "In The Garden," accompanied by Mrs. Francis Jackson, organist.
Pallbearers were Harold Herd, Dr. Ronald McCoy, Garth McMillen, Jim Herrington, Virgil McIntyre, and Bill Brewer. Honorary pallbearers were John Barlow, Charles Jackson, Myrl Haun, Melvin Thornhill, Charles Jones, F. H. Moberley, Henry Oeser, Warren Bransom, Homer Atwood, and Charles Hatfield.
Interment was in Crown Hill cemetery, Coldwater, Kans.
Vic was born October 25, 1907 at Willard, Okla. He married Esther Kuhns on April 5, 1931 in Arkansas City, Kans.
He was a member of the Coldwater Masonic Lodge, Wichita Consistory, Kansas Pharmaceutical Association, and the Presbyterian church. He was owner and operator of the Burton Drug store for the past 38 years.
Vic was preceded in death by a brother, George, and his mother. Survivors include the widow of the home; father, Ben Burton, of Ashland; son, Jim Burton, Oklahoma City; sister, Charlene Burton, Cunningham; brothers, Howard Rusty Burton, Hutchinson; Lynn Burton, Carlsbad, N. M.
"As we reflect upon the life of Victor Burton, we remember him as a friendly druggist for almost 40 years. His friends tell me that he was always willing to be of help to them at any time. His friendliness was marked by his cheerfulness as he related to people. He is remembered as a good business man, neighbor, husband, and father. He will especially be missed by those closest to him in the family. We are grateful that we knew a man such as Victor Burton. No man ever dies in the memory of people since the influence of good continues to live in the lives of those who knew his goodness." Finis Hodges, Pastor.
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