Betty I. Barton
October 03, 1918 ‒ January 20, 2019
Betty Irene Barton, age 100, of Bellville, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019. at Wedgewood Estates in Mansfield, Ohio.
She was born October 3, 1918 in Richland County Ohio to the late John & Bertha (Etz) Long. Betty was born while her father was serving in France during WWI. After Betty graduated from Butler High School, she worked at a dentist office and devoted her life to her family.
In1936, she married Kenneth Clay Barton and they spent 68 wonderful years together. Betty and Clay enjoyed traveling and had many adventures in places like China, Russia, Spain, Alaska, and Hawaii, to name a few. They had a favorite log cabin in Ontario, Canada where they enjoyed summer vacations of fishing and camping. After retirement they became snowbirds, going to Ft. Myers, FL every winter and back home to Bellville every spring until he passed away in 2006.
In her spare time, she took pleasure in knitting, baking cakes & pies, and reading. But above all, Betty cherished time spent with friends and family. She loved to play cards. Especially Bridge and Euchre.
She is survived by her sister, Margery Stoodt of Bellville; daughter-in-law, Jintana Barton; 5 grandchildren, Lowell Jr. (Sarah) Barton, Anthony (Jill) Barton, Kelvin (Carmen) Barton, Jennifer (John) Barton-Blandina, and Holly (Justin) Barton-Denig; granddaughter in law, Louise Barton; 13 great-grandchildren, Robin, Jesse, Ben, Wendy, Allison, Casey, Raleigh, Clay, Dustin, Val, Leo, Christian, and Sara; and 6 great-great-grandchildren, Aarion, Courtland, Lucas, Ayla, Landon, and Kekoa.
In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by John and Bertha Long (parents), Lowell Lee Barton Sr. (son), and Robert K. Barton (grandson).
The Barton family will cherish the memory of Grandma Betty with all the love that their hearts can hold.
Acknowledgment is due to the many kindnesses from the staff at Wedgewood Estates and OhioHealth Hospice. Thank you for your loving care.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial service in Betty’s memory that will take place on Saturday, February 9 at 11:00 am in Owl Creek Church in Ankenytown. Pastor Daniel Cammarn will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to American Cancer Society may be made.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Betty’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com