Leona Burton, 89, Ilion, New York

Leona BurtonLeona Burton, 89, of Ilion, New York, died Tuesday (October 22) at Mohawk Valley Health Care in Ilion. She was born in Ireland March 29, 1924, to Theodore and Mary (Striegel) Mehringer. She married Carl Burton August  5, 1947, in Ilion.

Mrs. Burton attended Ireland schools and worked at Jasper Wood Products, National Desk and Standard Furniture. She retired from Univac as a personal records clerk in 1972. She was a member of AARP and enjoyed boating.

She is survived by her husband, Carl Burton, and several cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Arnold Mehringer.

The funeral will be private. Interment will be in Crown Hill Memorial Park in New Hartford, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home in Ilion is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared at

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