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Marjorie Pearl Burton

October 9, 1921 ~ January 21, 2019 (age 97)

Muncie: Marjorie Pearl Burton, 97, passed away January 21, 2019 at home surrounded by family and friends. Marjorie was born on October 9, 1921 to Mintie and John Thornburg in Winchester Indiana. She moved to Muncie at an early age and graduated from Muncie Central in 1940. Marjorie married the love of her life Herbert Burton in 1941 and they had seven children together.

Marjorie liked to travel, play cards and attend church, but her greatest gift and joy was to be involved with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and care for her family as the great homemaker that she was.

Surviving Marjorie are children: Sandra S. Dreesman, Sonny Burton, Brenda Kay Zimmerman (Nile), Joanne Johnson, Marge Burton and Tammy Mae Moore. She was richly blessed with 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren with many nieces and nephews. Marjorie loved her dogs Max and Rufus .

Preceding her in death was husband: Herbert in 2001, daughter: Judy Northcutt, brother: Charles Thornburg, and granddaughter: Janet Dreesman.

Funeral services are to be held at Parson Mortuary on Friday January 25, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Adrian Leavell officiating. Visitation shall occur from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

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