Family members of Helen Shaffer Burton, center front, gathered recently for a family photo. She was born Aug. 24, 1916 in Lecompton, Kan., to Glen and Clara Shaffer. She has survived all eight of her siblings. Tom, her husband, is seated on her left. They celebrated 64 years of marriage Sept. 14.  Mrs. Burton’s three children are pictured with her, Karen and Charles Ewers of Houston, Texas; Paul and Pat Burton of Mustang, and Annette and Larry (not pictured) Bodine, Asher. Also present were two granddaughters — Sherry Ewers Izell and husband, David of Mustang and Jonette Bodine Voth and husband Jacob of Purcell. Helen has four other grandchildren — Brent Ewers and his wife Samantha, Adam Bodine, Sarah Bodine, Gretchen Bodine and three great-grandchildren, Braeden and Loden Ewers and Mikayla Davis. Helen graduated high school and went on to business school and became a comptometer for an oil company in Tulsa where she met her future husband.  They spent 47 years in the ministry for the Church of the Nazarene, pastoring in Oklahoma, Georgia, Nebraska, Texas, California and Kansas.  They have been members of the Ada Nazarene Church since 2000 when they moved to Ada from Bartlesville.

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