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Lorraine Barton

Lorraine Barton

Lorraine Mary Barton, 83, of Tilden, IL; born on July 22, 1934 in St. Louis, MO; passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at her home.

Mrs. Barton was a home healthcare worker. She was of the Christian faith. Lorraine enjoyed singing, quilting and fishing. She was also known as the “golf cart granny.”

She was preceded in death by her parents – Edward and Frederica, nee Koelling, Howard. Her husband Franklin Barton, Sr. whom she married on September 8, 1951 and who passed away on June 11, 2003. One son – Franklin Barton, Jr. One brother – James Howard.

She is survived by her children – Sally Reddish; Debbie (Jerry) Phelps; David Barton; Mary (Brian) Bodendieck; Paul Barton; Michael Barton; Lurissa (David) Cochrane; Christine (Brian) Tedrow; Rebecca (James) Price. 24 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. One brother – Gene (Mary Ann) Howard. One sister – Kathleen Huelsmann.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11:00am with Pastor Brian Bodendieck officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    from spending the night in 1st grade at the Barton house …. when I had no brothers or sisters… WOW what a great family…God Bless all of you…

    Posted by: mark, sue ,and josh holland – Family Friend Nov 06, 2017

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    Posted by: ROSLYN SPRAGG – SPARTA, IL – Family Friend Nov 06, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    Sending condolences.

    Posted by: Richard/Linda Florreich – Sparta, IL – Friend Nov 07, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    Although we didn’t know Mrs.Barton until she became a resident at the Randolph County Nursing Home, we became fast friends. She will get greatly missed at our services. Prayers for the family.

    Posted by: Debby & Verlin Fritchley – Pinckneyville, IL – Friend Nov 07, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    Truly am sorry to hear this news you will be missed

    Posted by: James Howard – Family Nov 07, 2017

  6. Administrator says:

    So sorry to hear this . Praying you all can remember how blessed you have been. We are praying for your comfort.

    Posted by: Paulette Ashbrook – Sparta, IL – Teacher Nov 07, 2017

  7. Administrator says:

    Aunt Debbie and all of the Barton Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was a great lady and I have many fond memories of playing at her house as a child with Josh and Jarica. Keeping you all in my prayers and thoughts.

    Posted by: Jill Whitaker – Chesterfield, MO – Family Nov 08, 2017

  8. Administrator says:

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to all of you at this sad time. God Bless You, Denise,3B Jenny and Tina

    Posted by: Denise Dorf – Tilden, IL – Friend Nov 08, 2017

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