Verna L. Barton

Verna L. Barton

Verna passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at her home in Otsego.

She was born January 23, 1926 in Louisville, KY the daughter of Walter and Catherine (Lennart) Hartlage. Verna had worked at Tripps Department Store and had upholstered furniture for a short time. She loved to cook and enjoyed volunteering in the kitchen at Peace Lutheran Church making school lunches. Verna also enjoyed sewing and making crafts and had taken many items to the large craft show in Louisville. She was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego. On May 13, 1944 in Aiken County, South Carolina she married Malcom Barton who passed away in 2009.

Surviving are her children, Patricia (John Delmar) Farmer of KY and Lewis (Ruth) Barton of Otsego; 8 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Velma Hatler and Rosemond Morris along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Michael and granddaughter, Tracy Barton.

Friends may visit with Verna’s family from 4:00 P.M. -- 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A graveside service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Monday, May 1, 2017 at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego with Pastor Nathaniel Timmermann officiating.

Contributions in memory of Verna may be made to Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego or to Wings of Hope Hospice.

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  1. Terri Goodacre Gott says:

    Louie and family, So sorry to read about the passing of your mother. May she RIP.

  2. Emily says:

    Pat , Louie and families-

    I’m so sorry about your mom. She was always so kind and I loved visiting with her when our folks got together. She has many family and friends waiting for her in heaven and you can be sure she’ll find our dads and Lyle sitting at a picnic table having a beer.

  3. Lorna sisson says:

    Dear Pat, Lou and families

    So sorry to hear of your moms passing. I remember so well our fun in the neighborhood and trips to Dumont lake with our wonderful moms. Our moms, and Marilyn made such wonderful memories for all of us. We are blessed. I remember your moms smile greeting me at the door on WAter street. May God give you His peace thru your happy memories with her. You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
    Lorna and Craig Sisson

  4. Alice Kelsey says:

    I’m so sorry to hear that Verna has passed away. I enjoyed driving her to and from Generations. We had many good talks.

  5. Jacque Jennings-Carter says:

    Louie and family, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Words never provide the comfort we all need when we lose a loved one but they do show that others are thinking of you with great love and caring. I hope th good memories that each of you has will help you through this very difficult and emotional time. Wishing you all peace and comfort.

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