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JoElla "Jo" Burton, 69, of Effingham, IL, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2019 at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Burial will be in the Old Loogootee Cemetery in Fayette County, IL. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday with a 6:30 p.m. Order of Eastern Star service at Johnson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.
JoElla was born on May 20, 1949 in Effingham, IL to Norbert Alfred and Mildred Colleen (Robbins) Arnold. She was united in marriage to Kevin Burton on October 3, 1992, and he survives.
Jo was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Edgewood Chapter 787 and held many positions. She raised her grandchildren and was a mentor with Effingham Unit 40. Jo owned her own bookstore and loved reading. She also loved her dogs and riding her Harley Davidson.
Jo is survived by her husband, Kevin Burton of Effingham; son, Monty Pulsford of Effingham; grandchildren, Crystal (Patrick) Pruna of Owensboro, KY, Colter Carruthers of Decatur; and Cavin Carruthers of Effingham; great-grandson, Malakai Warren; siblings, Gene (Frances) Arnold, Sandy (Mike) Landers, Steve Arnold, Karen Loy, and Gayle Walker all of Effingham, and Donna (Jeff) Fulfer of Louisville; mother-in-law, Geraldine Burton of Mason; and was Momma Jo to Tammi Matthews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Kimberly Carruthers; father-in-law, Frank "Vic" Burton; and nieces, Tammy Walker and Beth Brown.
Published on May 14, 2019
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4 posts

Tammy Klepzig
May 17, 2019
Words can not express my sympathy and sorrow. Jo was such a great friend and person. She taught me a lot at the good ole Bobbers. May she rest in Peace
Ava and David Cothran
May 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I have many memories with Jo. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers 🙏
Ava and David Cothran
May 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I have many memories with Jo. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers 🙏
Gregor and LaTina McIntosh
May 15, 2019
So sorry to hear of Joellas passing . Keeping the entire family in our prayers .