Britton, Illa (Keane) (February 20, 1918 - April 27, 1991)

Illa Britton

Douglas Budget - May 1, 1991

Funeral services for Illa Britton, 73, were held April 29 at the Platte Funeral Chapel in Wheatland, with Pastor Delbert Dick of the American Missionary Fellowship officiating. Interment was in the Prairie Rest Cemetery near Guernsey.

Mrs. Britton died Saturday, April 27, 1991 at the Memorial Hospital of Laramie County in Cheyenne.

She was born Feb. 20, 1918 in Guernsey, the daughter of William James and Minnie May (Eversull) Keane. She was reared, educated, and lived in the Guernsey-Glendo area.

She was married to Howard Ernest Britton on March 29, 1937 in Harrison, Neb. She enjoyed crocheting, making crafts, and her grandchildren. She was affiliated with the American Missionary Fellowship.

She is survived by six sons, Jim Britton of Hanna, Bill Britton of Hartville, Don Britton of Wheatland, Ben Britton of Glendo, Dale Britton and Larry Britton both of Gillette; five daughters, Eve Carlson of Las Vegas, Nev., Laura Moore of Hartville, Linda Miller of Wheatland, Donna Harvey of Lance Creek, and Karen Montazeri of Hickersville, N.Y.; two sisters, Rosetta Aylor of Tooele, Utah and Barbara Talk of Seattle, Wash.; 29 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Roberta Kay Brooks; three sisters, Ella Hazelwood, Pearl Warner, and Dorothy June Keane; and six brothers, Lorne Keane, Warren Keane, Henry Keane, Robert Keane, Estel Keane, and Edward Keane.

Serving as pallbearers were Dennis Brooks, John Harvey, Larry Britton, Don Britton, Ben Britton, Bill Britton, Jim Britton, and Dale Britton.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Willie Thomas, Butch Carlson, Pat Moore, Herb Johnson, and Majid Montazeri.

A memorial to the Glendo Volunteer Ambulance Fund would be appreciated by the family.

The Platte Funeral Chapel of Wheatland was in charge of the arrangements.


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