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Rhina Elizabeth Sullivan Burton
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1895
Russell County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1992
Russell Springs
Russell County
Kentucky, USA

She was the ninth of eleven children born to Martha Jane (Womack) and Willam Sullivan. When her sister Theona (known as Ona) died, Rhina married her widower to help care for the nine children who still needed raising. She and William Howard Burton had seven of their own: Coy, Clemas, Ruby, Beatrice, Fred, Kenneth and William L. Burton. She lived to within a few months of age 97. Raising all those children ...

Her obituary from the June 18, 1992 Russell County Times Journal:

Rhina Elizabeth Burton, age 95, of Milton Heights Road in Russell Springs, died Wednesday, June 10, 1992 at her residence.

She was born in Russell County on August 22, 1896 to the late Martha Jane Womack Sullivan and William Sullivan. Her husband, William Howard Burton, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include six sons, William, Kenneth, Velmer, Virgil, Leslie and Dewey Burton, all of Russell Springs; one daughter, Ruby Acree, also of Russell Springs. Nineteen grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren also survive.

She was a member of the Bethlehem Separate Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 14, 1992, at 2:00 p.m. at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Sullivan officiating.

Special music was provided by Mavis Johnson, Emma Lou Bryant, and Bobby Bryant.

Pallbearers were: Jimmy Acree, Jeffrey Acree, Larry Burton, Phillip Burton, Mack Burton, and Kermit Burton.

Interment was in the Bethlehem Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Sullivan (1850 - 1930)
  Martha Jane Womack Sullivan (1857 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  William Howard Burton (1882 - 1967)*
 
 Children:
  Clemoth Burton (1922 - 1924)*
  Ruby Burton Acree (1925 - 2005)*
  Fred Burton (1929 - 1962)*
  Kenneth Burton (1932 - 1996)*
  William L. Burton (1936 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Taylor Sullivan (1878 - 1957)*
  JoAnn Sullivan Bryant (1880 - 1959)*
  Otha E. Sullivan (1882 - 1961)*
  Theona Sullivan Burton (1885 - 1919)*
  Nancy E Sullivan Alley (1886 - 1979)*
  Nora E. Sullivan Skaggs (1888 - 1971)*
  Della Ann Sullivan Smiley (1890 - 1929)*
  Lilburn Sullivan (1893 - 1958)*
  Rhina Elizabeth Sullivan Burton (1895 - 1992)
  Valeria C Sullivan Hale (1898 - 1972)*
  Cassius Sullivan (1901 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Obituary provided by Brett Conover.
 
Burial:
Bethlehem Cemetery
Royville
Russell County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: J.Sullivan
Record added: Dec 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32000399
Rhina Elizabeth <i>Sullivan</i> Burton
Added by: J.Sullivan
 
Rhina Elizabeth <i>Sullivan</i> Burton
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- J.Sullivan
 Added: Mar. 1, 2011

- The Sunlight Caller
 Added: Aug. 30, 2009

- Respectfully, Linda Jones Everett
 Added: Jan. 21, 2009
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