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   Jane Suzanne Bunton, age 53, of Liberal, MO died Sunday, May 31, 2015 at her home, following a battle with cancer.

   Suzanne was born, July 10, 1961 in Monett, MO to Harold Dean Stockton and Anna Jane (Page) Stockton.  After graduating Aurora High School in 1979, she went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Pittsburg State University.  On June 4, 1982 she married Rodney Lee Bunton at the First Baptist Church in Aurora, MO.  Suzanne had been a second grade teacher at Liberal for 18 years.  She also had taught Sunday School for the High School students and was a youth leader at the Hannon Free Will Baptist Church where she was a member. Suzanne enjoyed playing the saxophone and was very artistic, especially gifted with drawing.

   Suzanne leaves behind her husband of nearly 33 years, Rodney Bunton; two daughters, Sarah Robertson and husband Caleb, of Liberal, MO and Becca Bunton and fiancé, Jason Burns of Decatur, IL; one brother David Stockton and wife Elaine of Augusta, GA; mother-in-law Virginia Bunton of Liberal, MO, and her nieces, nephews, and extended family.  She was preceded in death by her parents and father-in-law, Lee Bunton.

   Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Friday, June 5, 2015 at Hannon Freewill Baptist Church with burial to follow at Barton City Cemetery.

   Contributions are suggested to Houston Ground Angels, Angel Flights, or Corporate Angels Network in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

 

Comments  

#25 Houston, TXMary Hutto--Houston Ground Ang 2015-06-19 19:45
Rodney,
My sincere sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. I feel blessed to have gotten to know you and Suzanne during your trips to Houston.
Mary Hutto
#24 Houston, TXKathy Cardiff 2015-06-19 16:15
Rodney,
My sincere condolences go out to you and your family. It was such a pleasure to have helped you and Suzanne with your transportation each time you were in Houston. May God be with you, comfort you and give you peace.
#23 Lamar, MONancy Marti Donahoo 2015-06-04 21:01
It is so difficult to lose our very precious loved ones. My heart goes out to all of you at this difficult time. She was an awesome teacher, and she had a special way of showing her true dedication to her students, and she was very patient & loving. Our Heavenly Father holds each of you in His hands, and His comfort & peace will continue to be with you.
#22 Aurora, MOTwila Grider Robbins 2015-06-04 20:09
I graduated with Suzanne (AHS class of 1979). This picture shows that great smile she shared with all. That smile hasn't changed in all these years. I am sorry for your loss & pray comfort for all.
#21 Monroe, NCJulia Florer Rackley 2015-06-04 15:00
My first memories of Suzanne are from before we went to kindergarten. Our moms were friends and we would play together. I have many fond memories of our school days together. Suzanne was a kind and gracious person. Sending prayers to her family.
#20 Chicago, ILKaitlin Nolan 2015-06-04 12:04
Becca & family- I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Bunton passing. I will never forget visiting the Bunton family farm with Becca during our internship 5 years ago. She was so kind & welcoming & made me feel right at home. Heaven just got sweeter. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
#19 Pierce City, MOLisa Baker McDunner 2015-06-04 04:50
I am so sorry for your loss. I graduated from high school with Suzanne. She was always kind, sweet and a lot of fun. Although I am sure the disease was difficult, it sounds like her life was blessed in so many ways with her family and loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
#18 Kirkland, WAOwen W. Miller 2015-06-03 22:09
Our sympathies to the entire family. Her father was our Troop 48 Boy Scout leader. I graduated with her brother David in AHS class of '74.
May God grant you peace.
#17 Ozark, MOSandy Akin Keith 2015-06-03 18:35
Suzanne was a good friend to me during high school. She will be missed and prayers for her family.
#16 Springfield, MissouriConita Cole Gaines 2015-06-03 17:51
Suzanne was in my 3rd grade classroom in my early years of teaching. I remember her as a gracious, caring and intelligent lady. It was a privilege to know her.
My loving care and prayers go to her family and friends.
She will always remain in my heart.

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