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Betty Mae Burton

Betty Oglesby Burton, 86 years 11 months, peacefully passed on April 16, 2020 in Deland, Florida. Betty was born in Texoma, Oklahoma and was raised in Hutchinson, Kansas. The family moved to Amarillo, Texas in her high school years where she attended Amarillo High School. She married J. R. Oglesby in 1950, and they had two children, Suzanne and Michael. After raising her two children, she received her Bachelor Degree in Education and later a Master’s Degree in Education from West Texas State University and found her passion for teaching. Betty taught at Hereford High School, Caprock and Amarillo High Schools where she retired after 30 plus years. Additionally, after retirement, Betty taught at Daytona Community College helping students obtain their GED.

Betty was a Christian, a woman of God, who adored her family. Betty meet and married James W. Burton in 1979. They both retired and traveled in their RV around the country and finally settled in Florida. She then gave full time care-giving to her husband James who passed in January, 2020. She is preceded in death by her two brothers, Jim Berry of Plainview, Texas and Gail “Bud” Berry of Salina, Kansas. Surviving Betty: Sister, Barbara Lewis of Amarillo,Texas. Sisters-in-law, Jane Berry of Texas and Belledene Berry or Oregon. Daughter, Suzanne Rawlins and husband Jack of Deland, Florida, Son, Judge Mike Oglesby and wife Renee of Little Elm, Texas. Grandchildren: Meredith Egan and husband Dr. Kevin Egan, Rhett Wilgers and wife Dr. Kirsten Wilgers of Florida, Michael Oglesby and Jennifer Oglesby of Texas. Great-grandchildren: Julian Flint Jones IV, Zoe Jones, Reed WIlgers and Elyse WIlgers of Florida. Stepsons: Dennis, Ronald and Sam Burton of Texas. Betty has numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved and adored.

“ She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:26


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