Wanda J. Burton


COMPTON - Wanda J. Burton, 57, of Compton passed away unexpectedly Jan. 8, 2021 at Rochelle Community Hospital.

Private family memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota with Rev. Susan Presley officiating.

Wanda was born Aug. 18, 1963 in Rochelle to Terry and Marian (Hoelzer) Neal. She married Harold Burton on May 17, 2008.

Survivors include her husband of Compton; one daughter, Seneca Schneider of Compton; her father, Terry (Kris) Neal of Compton; her mother, Marian Neal of Compton; two brothers, Adam (Karla) Neal and Laen (Katie) Neal, both of DeKalb; one granddaughter, Ivy Wagner of Compton; and two step sons, Chris (Laura) Burton of Malta and Tyler Burton of DeKalb.

She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Wanda worked at Ryder Logistics in Rochelle for 13 years. She loved horses and owned several that she enjoyed raising, training and riding.

Memorials may be directed to a humane society of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.merrittfh.com.

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