Velva Mae Burton

Published 9:27 pm Saturday, January 8, 2011

Velva Mae Burton, 96, of Ironton, formerly of Ona, W.Va., passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Born Oct. 15, 1914, on Cavill Creek in Cabell County, W.Va.,

“Nanny” was a daughter of the late Randal Thomas and Bertha Mae Smith Markins. She was a member of the Barboursville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two infant sons, her husband, Jack, who owned of Burton Plumbing & Electric in Barboursville.

Nanny is survived by their daughter, Judy (Tom) Brose of Ironton with whom she made her home; a nephew, whom they raised as a son, Greg Sager (Patty) of Barboursville; grandchildren, John “J.B.” Burton (Robin) Caldwell of Ona, Amy (Bil) Neal of Milton and Justin Sager of Barboursville; six step grandchildren, Carla Marshall, Carolyn Eastham, Connie Brose, Christine Brose, Tomi (Mark) Leibee and Joe (Hollie) Brose; 13 great- grandchildren, Amanda (Mike) McClellan, Josh Caldwell, Anne-Marie Neal, Kevin Thacker, Kacy (Dustin) Lovelace, Michele Marshall, JJ & Anthony Marcum, Daniel and Katie Leibee, Owen and Gretchen Brose (her special “Purse Finders”), Christian Drake; and one great-great grandchild, Kathryn McClellan. She also leaves behind a sister-in-law, Nancy Burton Craig of Huntington, nephew, Bill (Emma Lou) Markins from New Brunsville, Texas, and niece, Connie (Larry) Nichols of Lexington, Ky., and many friends.

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Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, in charge of arrangements. Memorial services will be held April 10, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Barboursville Baptist Church, or Nanny’s adopted Church, Sharon Baptist Church, Building Fund, 2010 S. Fifth St., Ironton, OH 45638 Condolences may be expressed to the family at