Leland  Burton
Leland Burton, 84, of Kokomo, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife Betty and daughter Sherry on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. He was born on March 2, 1935, in Kokomo, Indiana, 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, Indiana. He loved his church family dearly. He would often visit friends and church members in assistant living facilities and hospitals. Leland had a passion for helping others and enjoyed making them laugh. He also enjoyed golfing, gardening and the outdoors. He was a big patriot and was proud of his country.
Surviving family members include one son, David Burton (Lori), of Kokomo, Indiana; two grandchildren, Andrew Burton (Krystina), of Kokomo, Indiana, and Stevie Ripberger, of Kokomo, Indiana; two great-grandchildren, Cameron Ray and Aubriella Burton; twin brother, LeRoy Burton (Judy), of Danville, Illinois; 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 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at In His Image, 2940 County Road E. 50 North, Kokomo, IN 46901. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. 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 www.dignitymemorial.com.
Published on February 14, 2020


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Wayne and Loretta Majors
Feb 17, 2020
Leland was a friend, a Christian, a true American patriot. We did not know Leland for long, but his friendship and his smile spoke volumes about his character and his love for his friends. Knowing Leland made us better and his journey to heaven will leave a void in our hearts. Wayne and Loretta Majors
Darlene (Wilcox) Lankenau
Feb 16, 2020
I always loved cousin Leland! His smile could light the room and his sense of humor was unparalleled! He was a sweet man who now rejoices with God and family in heaven.

With love,

Darlene (Jim and Sharon Wilcox’s youngest)