JoElla "Jo" Burton (69) of Effingham


Published on May 14 2019 3:58 pm

JoElla “Jo” Burton, 69, of Effingham, IL, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 17 at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Burial will be in the Old Loogootee Cemetery in Fayette County, IL. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday with a 6:30 p.m. Order of Eastern Star service.

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JoElla was born on May 20, 1949 in Effingham, IL to Norbert Alfred and Mildred Colleen (Robbins) Arnold. She was united in marriage to Kevin Burton on October 3, 1992, and he survives.

Jo was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Edgewood Chapter 787 and held many positions. She raised her grandchildren and was a mentor with Effingham Unit 40. Jo owned her own bookstore and loved reading. She also loved her dogs and riding her Harley Davidson.

Jo is survived by her husband, Kevin Burton of Effingham; son, Monty Pulsford of Effingham; grandchildren, Crystal (Patrick) Pruna of Owensboro, KY, Colter Carruthers of Decatur; and Cavin Carruthers of Effingham; great-grandson, Malakai Warren; siblings, Gene (Frances) Arnold, Sandy (Mike) Landers, Steve Arnold, Karen Loy, and Gayle Walker all of Effingham, and Donna (Jeff) Fulfer of Louisville; mother-in-law, Geraldine Burton of Mason; and was Momma Jo to Tammi Matthews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Kimberly Carruthers; father-in-law, Frank “Vic” Burton; and nieces, Tammy Walker and Beth Brown.