Ruth May Gallahan Burton

November 14, 1927 ~ June 29, 2020 (age 92)


Ruth May Gallahan Burton, born to French and Lillian Gallahan on November 14, 1927 passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020 at the age of 92.

From humble beginnings came a strong-spirited woman who lived a long life surrounded by family and friends who loved her dearly.  It was that strong-spirit that enabled her to overcome obstacles throughout her life and gave her the will to live.  She was known to be a hard worker who devoted her life, and received her greatest happiness, in caring for others.

Survivors include her siblings; Myrtle Rose, Howard Gallahan (Shirley); brother-in law and caregiver, Sidney G. McWhirt; sister-in law Betty Gallahan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Burton; and siblings, Alvin Gallahan, Avery Gallahan, Arritt Gallahan, Irene McWhirt, Allen Gallahan, Bertha Grinnan, Norman Gallahan, Roy Gallahan, Mary Gallahan, and Marvin Gallahan.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, July 2 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. The family will receive family and friends two hours prior. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.


July 2, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Memorial Service
July 2, 2020

1:00 PM
Covenant Funeral Service Chapel Fredericksburg

Burial To Follow Services
July 2, 2020

Sunset Memorial Gardens
3702 Loren Dr
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

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