Born 12-4-1915 -- Died 5-26-2005
Mary Ellen Barton, age 89, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 4, 1915, in Bartlett, Mo., and died May 26, 2005, at the National Health Care in West Plains, Mo.
Survivors include three daughters -- Glenna Helfer of Alton, Peggy Koppes of Marysville, Kan., and Patsy Holmes of Alton; three sons -- Eugene Barton of Alton, Doc Barton of Alton and Jim Barton of Alton; one sister, Susie Deckard; 24 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents -- Harry and Nancy Snyder; her husband, Woodrow Barton; one daughter, Betty Warford; three sisters -- Dellie Deckard, Nellie Sisco and Hattie Smith; two brothers -- Shy Snyder and Joe Snyder.
The funeral service was held on May 29 in the Clary Chapel Funeral Home with Bro Doc Barton officiating.
Interment was in the Bailey Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Alton.