Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Viola Butler Barton, 1877-1928

  Mrs. W. J. [Viola Butler] Barton passed away at her home, 628 North Seventh street, Centerville, Iowa, Sunday, December 9th [1928] at 8:45 a.m., after a lingering illness, at the age of 51 years, 8 months and 8 days.
  Mrs. Barton was born April 1, 1877, at Seymour, Iowa. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. T. [Paschal Thomas] Butler.

Viola Butler Barton

  She was united in marriage to W. J. [William Joseph] Barton, March 4, 1897. To this union were born seven children, one having preceded her in death.  She is survived by her husband, W. J. Barton and six children: Mrs. Gail Felkner of Centerville, Bermus Barton of Cheyenne, Wyo., Harlan Barton of Wallace Kansas, Miriam, Willard and Butler Barton of Centerville; also her age mother, Mrs. P. T. Butler [Lucintha Jane Morlan], six brothers, Newton of Indianola, Elmer, Lafe, and Charley of Seymour, Jesse of Des Moines, Asa of Seymour, and three sisters, Mrs. Linda Willis of Seymour, Mrs. Emma Hiatt of Centerville, and Mrs. Verna Johnson of Seymour, and a host of other relatives and friends.  Mrs. Barton was a loving wife and mother, and no service as too great for her to render to her family. Of a retiring nature she sought to make the home life pleasant for her family and also to give assistance in whatever form she could to her neighbors and friends. 
  She united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Jerome many years ago and has lived a consistent christian life and found comfort in her Savior who died for her--and passed away rejoicing in his hope.
  Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at Jerome, Iowa, Tuesday, December 11, 1928 at 1:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. J. H. Krenmyer.

  The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution of the above obituary, picture and funeral card to The Jerome Journal by Leona Patton of Loveland, Colorado. 

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