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Virginia M. Orton (1926 - 2022)


Posted By: Pamela Wagler
Date: 12/14/2022 at 11:19:16

The Hawk Eye
Burlington, Iowa
December 14, 2022

Virginia M. Orton

Virginia M. Orton, 96, of Burlington, passed away Sunday December 11, 2022 at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born January 1, 1926 in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Willie and Pearl (Tee) Brockway. She married Robert (Bob) Orton on March 8, 1946 in Burlington and he preceded her in death on August 7, 2020.

Virginia was a homemaker and prided herself on being a good cook. Her family always enjoyed her homemade noodles and peanut brittle. For many years she sewed her own clothes and sewed the fabric that her husband used for re-upholstering furniture. Virginia enjoyed camping, fishing, and going to their cabin as well as bowling in several leagues.

She was a lifetime member of Asbury United Methodist church where she served in many church circles. Also, was a life time member of the FOE 150 Eagles Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, and DAV Auxiliary.

Survivors include three children: Gary (Sue) Orton, Janet (Dan) Snyder and Alan (Sharon) Orton all of Burlington; four grandchildren, Troy (Mary) Snyder of Chillicothe, IL; Denise (Ryan) Machholz of Burlington, Randy Orton of Burlington and Rob (Janel) Orton of West Burlington; Eight great-granddaughters, seven great-great grandchildren and one niece and two nephews; sister-in-law Judy Pilkington of Gladstone, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years; her parents; one sister Leona Heath; one brother Randy Brockway; nephew Scott Brockway and grandson Chris Orton.

The funeral service for Mrs. Orton will be 11:00 AM Thursday, December 15th at Lunning Chapel. Internment will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit the family one hour prior to the service.

Memorials have been established for Asbury United Methodist church, FOE 150 Eagles Auxiliary, and Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House.


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