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Virginia Lorene Barton, 93, of Memphis died Friday, May 15, 2020 at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis.
She was born the daughter of Warren R. and Nadine (Cooperrider) Buffington on June 1, 1926 in Perry, MO.
Virginia worked at the garment factory in Vandalia, MO, until she met Murl J. Barton. They married on January 8, 1949. He preceded her in death on October 16, 2001.
She was a homemaker who devoted her life to her family. She was a wonderful cook and talented seamstress. Her daughters and granddaughters were blessed to have her make their prom and wedding dresses.
Virginia was a member of the Downing Baptist Church. She was an active church member until her health would not permit it.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a daughter, Marjorie Ellen Maher; brothers: Cyrus, Clarence, David, Paul, Leo, Lloyd and Warren; sisters: Della Street, Eva Parks, Sarah Robinson, Gladys Dry and Twila Baker.
She is survived by her children: Mary (Gary) Young of Memphis, Jewel (Dale) Knudson of Kansas City, and David (Rhonda) Barton of Downing; son-in-law, Don Maher, of Holbrook, AZ; sister: Nadine McCollum of Holt, MI; grandchildren: Donna Maher and John Maher, both of Pasadena, CA, Barry (Kerry) Young of Corydon, IA, Terri Slaughter of Memphis, Drew (Meagan) Knudson and Dixie Knudson, all of Kansas City, Sheena (Ryan) Morgan of Wartsburg, TN, Sharial (Court) Aeschliman of Lancaster, Shyanne (Eric) Probst of Memphis and Shariah (Shelby) Barton of Downing; 17 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Gravesite services were held May 19 at the Campground Cemetery with David Barton officiating. Barry Young, Drew Knudson, Court Aeschliman, Eric Probst, Shariah Barton, Ryan Slaughter and Ryan Morgan served as pallbearers.
Memorials are suggested to the Campground Cemetery and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.
Condolences can be sent to the Barton family by signing the online guest book at gerthfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service.