DEXTER - Mary Lee Burton, 73, died March 15, 2005, at her home.
Born June 9, 1931, in White Oak, daughter of the late Alfred Lee and Betsie Mae Whitenberg Taylor, she lived in Piedmont and St. Louis before moving to Dexter in 1999.
In 1955, in DeSoto, Miss., she married Harold Burton who preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 2001.
Also preceding her in death in October 1999 was one daughter, Deborah Lynn Laxton.
Survivors include: one daughter, Mary Allen of Dexter; one son, Richard Burton of Dexter; four brothers, Doyle Taylor of St. Ann, Jim Taylor of St. Louis, Douglas Taylor of Jennings and Jerry Taylor of Sunset Hill; and seven sisters, Pauline Swaringim, Rosemary Vaughn, Barbara McFarlen, Peggie Teel and Lois Alexander of Dexter, Betty Rutherford of Fredericktown and Brenda Taylor of St. Louis.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. until services begin at 1 p.m. today at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter with the Revs. Daniel Martin and Kenneth Biggs of Dexter officiating.
Burial will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter.