She was born on Sept. 18, 1922 in Adair County. She was the daughter of the late John Wright & Dorinda Bryant Burton.
She married Shelly Hansel Sallee on Aug. 5, 1942 & he proceeded her in death on April 15, 2003 also preceded in death by five brothers Jimmy, Rollin, Pete, Lawrence & Norman Burton
& four sisters Sophia Burton, Maudie Sinclair. Berthie Giles and Mary Jane Burton.
She is survived by one son: Shelly Sallee Jr. and wife Kimberly of Bloomington, IN.
Four grandchildren: Anita Owen and husband Kurt Kabula, Michelle Ayres,
Jill Burris and husband Mark, & Nichole Smith and husband Jeff.
Six great-grandchildren: Nick, Adam, Sam, Mike, Will & Addison.
Two brothers: Coy Burton and wife Carolyn of Columbia, KY & Edward “Cotton” Burton of Columbia, KY.
One sister: Reba Tankersly and husband Ray of Franklin, IN.
She was a member of the Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church.
She was known for her smile that would light up a room. She enjoyed spending time with her family, attending church, reading her Bible, cooking, canning, quilting, working in her flower garden, and watching IU basketball
Funeral service Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church, 905 S. Main St., Edinburgh, IN.
Visitation from 4:00 until 8:00 PM Friday at the church & after 10:00 AM on Saturday until time for the service
This obituary information is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home