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Charlotte Ann Burton

March 4, 1944 — March 28, 2023

Charlotte Ann Burton

Charlotte Ann (Miller) Burton, age 79, of Marion, Kansas, passed away on March 28, 2023.

Charlotte was born on March 4, 1944 to LeRoy and Roberta (Happy) Miller in Windom, Kansas. LeRoy died in 1958 from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Roberta remarried Cecil Slifer in 1960. After Cecil and Roberta’s marriage, they moved to Marion, Kansas with Charlotte.

A couple years later, Charlotte graduated from Marion High School in 1962 and moved to McPherson, Kansas for job opportunities.

Charlotte welcomed three daughters during her first marriage to Robert (Bob) Scheideman. Charlotte and Bob welcomed their first daughter, Julie Scheideman on November 15, 1964. Robin Scheideman was born a few years later on June 17, 1969. Their youngest daughter, Patsy Kline was born on December 8, 1973.

On January 23, 1976, Charlotte remarried the love of her life, William (Bill) Burton. Charlotte and Bill met while working together at the Lacrosse Furniture Factory in Lacrosse, Kansas. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Marion, Kansas. In the summer of 1982, Charlotte and Bill moved to Scio, Ohio to begin their careers of owning and operating a dairy farm.

When they arrived in Scio, Ohio, Charlotte and Bill made the decision to open their home for children in the foster care system. Charlotte wanted to provide a safe, loving, and nurturing home for any child in need. In 1988, Charlotte and Bill adopted their youngest children, Carol and Bobby Burton.

While living on the dairy farm, Charlotte enjoyed making fresh cheese and butter from the cream of the cows. Some of her other hobbies included leather crafting, oil painting, flower arrangements, and cake decorating.

In 1990, Charlotte and Bill made the decision to leave the dairy farm and move back to Marion, Kansas. The two continued to foster children upon arriving in Kansas. During this time, Charlotte worked for Kit Mobile Homes until 1992. After leaving Kit Mobile Homes, Charlotte continued her working career at Norcraft Cabinets in Newton, Kansas. Charlotte worked for Norcraft for twenty-eight years, where she eventually retired in 2020. Charlotte took passion in her work and gained many strong relationships with her coworkers. To Charlotte, these were not just her coworkers, but also her family.

In her spare time, Charlotte enjoyed spending time with friends and family, making homemade soap, canning vegetables, planting flowers, collecting cookbooks, collecting Christmas villages, and going on drives with Bill.

Charlotte was loving, nurturing, supportive, and caring to all.

Charlotte is preceded in death by: LeRoy Miller (Father), Roberta (Happy) Slifer (Mother), Cecil Slifer (Step Father), and Robin Scheideman (Daughter).

Charlotte is survived by: William (Bill) Burton (Husband), Julie Scheideman (Daughter), Patsy and Mike Kline (Daughter and Son-in-Law), Carol Benavidez (Daughter), Bobby and Crystal Burton (Son and Daughter-in-Law), Step Children: Kim and Artie Herrman, Randy and Cindy Burton, and Rusty and Tonya Burton. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and foster children also survive Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlotte’s honor may be made to Julie Scheideman in care of Central National Bank. Services are planned for a later date. Yazel Megli Funeral Home, Marion, KS is serving the family. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Charlotte at

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