Paul Lawrence Burton, age 92, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at 11:15 PM on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at his residence. Paul was born May 21, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Earl and Blanch Cole Burton. He attended school in Canton, Illinois, where he graduated from high school. He proudly served in the United States Army. On October 4, 1992, Paul married Marian L. Bailey-Warden and she is surviving. He was previously married to Adeline Bailey, who preceded him in death on 1987. Paul began work at Western Stoneware in Monmouth, Illinois. He then worked as a lay operator at John Deere in East Moline for his career and retired from there. Paul was a long-time member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Monmouth where he served as a Trustee and Deacon, and often helped with the Church lunches and dinners. Paul was a member of the Marion B. Fletcher Post #136 American Legion. He was most dedicated to his family. Paul enjoyed shooting pool, playing golf, and he enjoyed visiting the river boat casinos. He was a friend to everyone and never met a stranger.
Paul is survived by his wife Marian, of Monmouth; his children, Lawrence (Kathy) Burton of Monmouth, IL, Joe (Angela) Burton of Monmouth, IL, Eddie Burton of Monmouth, IL, Lewis (Kathy) Burton of Colorado Springs, CO, Patricia Scales of Florida, Mary Haltlah of Monmouth, IL, and Diane Fullilove of Davenport, IA, his step-children; Patricia Love of Peoria, IL, Cleota Warden of Morton, IL, Leonard Warden of Hawaii, Gwen (David) Thompson of Cherokee, IA, George Warden of Monmouth, IL, Wylie Miller of Galesburg, IL, and Shabeda Pennington of Towanda, IL. He is also survived by one sister, Charlotte Mitchell of Canton, IL, and one brother, Richard Kennedy of Arizona. Paul is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Adeline, and brothers Daryl, Stephen, Robert.
A funeral service for Paul Burton is planned for 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at Calvary Baptist Church in Monmouth, Illinois. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 AM at the Church prior to the service. Interment with Military Honors will follow the service at Monmouth Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established for Calvary Baptist Church in Monmouth. To leave your remembrance of Paul or find more information at this site, your welcome.