Obituaries

Ralph Eugene Burton

June 18, 1943 - November 13, 2020

Ralph “Gene” Eugene Burton, 77, of North Aurora, IL., formerly of Batavia, IL., passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020 at his home in North Aurora.  Ralph was born on June 18, 1943 in Aurora, IL. the son of Warren and Anella (nee. Megginson) Burton.  He was united in marriage to Donna E. Johnson on April 11, 1987 in Batavia, IL. 

Ralph worked for Self Cleaning Strainer in Elburn for over 20 years. He was an avid bowler; his proudest moment was shooting the elusive three hundred game.

Ralph is survived by his loving wife; Donna E. Burton, his step-son; Michael Eaton, his sister; Ruth Ann Dortch, his two brothers; Ken (Judy) Burton and John (Betty) Burton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.

All services will be private.  Interment will be held at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia, IL.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Ralph’s name may be made to the charity of the Donor’s choice.

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  • Rachel Bedore I have very fond memories of my Grandpa Gene, and was very sad to hear of his passing. I remember many great Christmases and trips to the zoo with him. However, from this obituary, you would think that I never even existed in his life. It is a shame to see that his own children and grandchildren were left off when reading this. My grandpa had three daughters - Vicky, Roxanne, and my mother Becky, and many grandchildren, including myself and my brother Rory. It is unfortunate to see that even in death, we are not allowed to be a part of his life.
  • Chip and Linda E. We were much saddened to learn of Gene's passing. Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathies go out to his family, Donna, Michael, and to all his dear friends. Though Linda and I new him too infrequently during the last twenty-three years, his fond memory shall always remain with us. He was a truly neat individual. Rest in peace, Gene, high above this sorrowful world -- where no one ever bowls a gutter ball . . .