Ruth Burton Passed Away(Includes Obituary)
March 14, 2019


Article by Lynette Coil

It is with a heavy heart that we received the news from Bob and Cathy Richardson that Ruth Burton of Hillsboro, Ohio and Moss Bank Beagles, passed away on February 8, 2019 after a long courageous battle with liver cancer.  Ruth was the wife of the late Jim Burton and they had two sons, Mark and Stephen.  Ruth had previously sold the farm and lived in a condo by her boys.  Ruth and Jim were quite the team in their day and they won many awards through the years.  They covered the federations and license trials for years and years.  They were definitely a force to reckon with before age and health no longer allowed them the freedom to beagle.  They saw a lot of country and made a lot of friends through their years of beagling in the North, South, East and West.  Please keep their family and friends in your prayers.  As they were together here on earth; they are together again, as they fly free from their pain and suffering.  We can all cherish the memories as they live on in our hearts through all those years of special times and the stories that are still being told today.  Rest In Peace and Soar With The Eagles!

Ruth E. Burton, age 83, of Centerville, formerly of Hillsboro, passed away Friday February 8, 2019 at the Hospice of Dayton. She was born June 9, 1935 in Peebles, Ohio the daughter of the late John G. and Dessa (Nichols) Wallingford. Ruth is survived by two sons, Mark (Cheryl) Burton of Hillsboro and Stephen Burton of Dayton; two grandsons, Jeremy (Ronni) Burton of Hillsboro and Cody Burton of Hillsboro; three great grandchildren, Aubrey Burton, Landon Burton, Wyland Burton and a family friend, Timothy Grewe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Burton on July 8, 2013. There will be no visitation. In keeping with her wishes, her body will be cremated. Burial will take place at a later time at the convenience of the family. The Turner & Son Funeral Home is serving the family.


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