Carolyn Burton, 64, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born April 22, 1952 in Oran, MO, the daughter of Johnny and Ellen Carter Kiefer.  Most of her growing years were spent in Chaffee.  She married Fred L. Burton Sr. on December 31, 1984 in Cape Girardeau. After 14 years together, he passed away March 3, 1998, at their home in McClure, IL

Though Carolyn and Fred had no children he had six from a previous marriage.  Carolyn worked for several years in customer service at the Sams store in Cape and was a life time member of the VFW Post 3838 of Cape Girardeau.

Loving survivors include three sisters, Linda Fuller of Benton, MO, Deb Darnell of Advance, MO and Tina Zerbe of Corydon, IN, Two brothers, John Kiefer, JR of West Greenwich, RI and William D. Kiefer of Saitama City, Japan.

He/She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis, TN.

After cremation, she will make one last trip to Japan to be strewn in the beautiful Pacific Ocean

Cremation will be accorded by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson

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  1. Rhonda

    I.m sorry about your loss, Carolyn was good to my dad and my family. I hated to hear about this. Rhonda Curtis

  2. Danielle

    Rest in love Carolyn.. now your with daddy again..

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