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Ken D Burton

January 30, 1953 — October 17, 2020

North Manchester

Ken D. Burton, 67, North Manchester, Indiana, passed away at his home on October 17, 2020 in the early morning. Born in Wabash, Indiana, on January 30, 1953, Ken was one of two sons born to Paul and Maxine (Emerick) Burton.

Ken graduated from Manchester High School in 1971. It was less than three years later he would marry Connie Dotson on October 4, 1974. During their forty-six years together, they had one daughter, Lydia. For more than twenty years Ken supported his family by working at DePuy Synthes, Warsaw, Indiana, before retiring in 2015.

It was the little things in life that gave Ken the most joy. From watching birds he fed in the yard, to gardening, it was being in nature that brough him peace. Ken had a generous spirit about him, he was always willing to lend a hand to help family and friends when needed.  His pride and joy however, was his grandchildren. Every morning he helped them on the bus before he became too ill. Ken loved the Lord and demonstrated it in his own way. He would often pray for his family and others around him.

The loving memory of Ken D. Burton will be forever cherished by his wife, Connie Burton, North Manchester; daughter, Lydia (Tristan) Gawthrop, North Manchester; brother, Alan (Rebecca) Burton, North Manchester; and grandchildren, Tallulah and Gatsby Gawthrop. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Maxine Burton.

Family and friends may call Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, South Graceland Ave., Claypool, Indiana.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Ken D. Burton, memorial contributions may be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 144, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46814.

The family has entrusted McKee Mortuary with final arrangements.

Due to the Covid-19 concerns, the family has requested that people wear masks for the visitation and services.


Stillwater Hospice
5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne IN 46814

Wabash County Cancer Society
P.O. Box 144, North Manchester IN 46962

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