Betty I. Barton

October 03, 1918 ‒ January 20, 2019

Bellville, Ohio

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


  • Dear Grams Betty,
    What a joy and privilege is to have met you! Such a bright soul, sweet and lovable! ♥ You met, while in my womb, the latest member of the Barton family: Kekoa 🌟. I will also keep you in my heart and tell your great great grandson how we danced bachata for you at your deck; I’ll tell him about you, being so popular, having so many fans all over Bellville and over the places you went to. It is not just a coincidence. Such a strong and beautiful woman is not easy to be found; it is impossible to be forgotten. This world enjoyed you for a hundred years. You are now always with us! May your soul rest in peace in heaven.

  • Dear Family & Friends…
    I am truly so sorry to hear the loss of Grams… She was such a beautiful and vibrant Soul, inside and out! What a blessing you all had to have this lovely lady in your life… And to have celebrated her 100th Birthday last October! May God bring you all the Comfort, Peace and most of all, Love through this very difficult time… Embrace all the Beautiful memories she has left for You to smile and giggle about! Celebrate her Life and know how much she loved each of You… God Bless♡
    All my Love & Blessings, Melissa

  • Memories! I had 94 years with her loving personality and wise advice! She knew secrets of cooking, hairdos etc. for the “kid sister’ . Her wisdom exceeded mine, I think, even with my college degrees because she read and observed nature and God’s awesome creations through all their extensive travels as well as coumntry roads.

    She wrote in my scrapbook that she was sent to a neighbor’s
    when I was born 6 years after her. And from that time on we were loving family. Life was so enhanced when she got son Lowell and later he and Joann came to visit Great Grandparents frequently so we could enjoy their 6 little ones and watch them grow up. Bellville was never too much of a trip for that loving family.

    Jintana’s careful care kept her near me as we enjoyed our aging just a block apart in Bellville with so many wonderful memories continuing on and on.. They will remain in my heart.

    Love and sympathy, Family
    Sister, Margery

  • To the family, my deepest sympathy for your loss. What seems to be a long life is never long enough where our loved ones are concerned. Our Heavenly Father Jehovah feels the same way. That is why He has promised to swallow up death forever and soon end all our suffering. (Rev.21:3-5; Isa. 25:8) May His promises comfort your grieving hearts.

  • During my visits to Ohio the last few years visiting Betty (and sister Margie) has brought so much joy to my trips. Being sure to get to Bellville to visit Betty and Margie was always at the top of the ‘must do’ activities list. I will miss Betty’s sweet smile and gentle hugs, and the memories she shared with me. She and Margie have had so many stories, and pictures, they both have shared over the last several years. What a joy. Jintana, thank you for your loving care of her. She was indeed blessed when you entered our family.
    Margie, my next visit would not be complete without a visit to Cleveland area to see you, and for more stories, photos, and memories. I am so sorry for your loss.
    To all the cousins I have not had the privilege to meet, thank you for sharing your Grandmother with me.
    Betty, until we meet again.
    With love to all, Cousin Becky (now in AZ

  • I feel so blessed being a part of your warm and loving family. My time spent in Belleville with Betty and her family are wonderful memories. All of us who were lucky enough to call her family will always miss her. But my life is better for knowing her. My deepest condolences to all of her family.

  • My thoughts are with my mother, sisters, and cousins as they gather to share their memories of my mother’s sister, our aunt, their grandmother, and mother-in-law today. I extend my sympathies to my extended family and friends in Ankenytown from North Carolina. I remember Aunt Betty and Uncle Clay visiting me when my twins were only a few months old. Aunt Betty remarked to Uncle Clay how tiny their feet were. Such precious memories I have. God be with you.