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In Memory of

Thelma Burton

November 17, 1920 - May 17, 2017

Obituary


Thelma Burton, 96, of Mt. Prospect went to her heavenly home on May 17, 2017. She is now at the Lord's Table with her Savior and many loved ones. She was born in Bedford, Indiana on November 17, 1920 to the late William S. and the late Gertrude (nee Taylor) Thompson. Thelma was the beloved wife of the late William M. Burton whom she married on August 16, 1941. Shortly after their marriage, they moved from Indiana to Chicago. They had two daughters, Nancy J. (Nick) Muriella and Susan C. (Kurt J.) Kaufhold. Thelma was...

Thelma Burton, 96, of Mt. Prospect went to her heavenly home on May 17, 2017. She is now at the Lord's Table with her Savior and many loved ones. She was born in Bedford, Indiana on November 17, 1920 to the late William S. and the late Gertrude (nee Taylor) Thompson. Thelma was the beloved wife of the late William M. Burton whom she married on August 16, 1941. Shortly after their marriage, they moved from Indiana to Chicago. They had two daughters, Nancy J. (Nick) Muriella and Susan C. (Kurt J.) Kaufhold. Thelma was blessed with 4 grandsons, Sam M. (Mariette) Muriella, William A. (Kim) Muriella and the late Kurt S. (Bessie Joy) Kaufhold and the late Kai W. Kaufhold and seven great-grandchildren, Nicholas (Kenna) Muriella, Nanci Muriella, Anthony Muriella, Heather (Chris) Abrego, Kirstin Kaufhold, Luca Muriella and Matthew Muriella and 3 great-great-grandchildren, Hayden Muriella, Grayson Kaufhold and Baby Abrego who will be born soon. Thelma was the dear sister of Gleathel (Darrell) Blackwell and was preceded in death by 9 brothers and sisters and a very special sister-in-law Marie (Burton) Williams. She was also the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. Thelma was a retired hair stylist who enjoyed her family and friends. She loved watching game shows and playing card games later in life. She was living at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights at the time of her passing. We thank you mom for being a loving and wonderful mother. We love you and we will miss you greatly. She had a wonderful and long life. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 3-8 PM with a funeral service at 7:00 PM at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights. Graveside service and interment will be Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Christian Life Church, 400 E. Gregory Street, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 appreciated.