|Birth: ||May 25, 1937|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 2005|
Gary M. Barton, 68, Oxford, died, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington. Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church of Oxford, with the Rev. Patricia Bennett officiating. Interment will be in the Hope Cemetery, rural Arkansas City. Friends may call at the funeral home, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Gary Mac Barton was born May 25, 1937, in Arkansas City, the son of Leonard J. and Lucille McEwen Barton. He was a 1955 graduate of Arkansas City High School. Gary served his country in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1960. On Aug. 22, 1962, he married Alta Mae Stover in Miami, Okla. He attended Cowley County College, Southwestern College and graduated from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo. Gary then began teaching at Rock Elementary School and later taught Industrial Arts at Udall High School for five years. Gary worked customer service with Grief Brother's manufacturing before working for the Oxford School district teaching industrial arts and taught 619 in Wellington. During most of his career, Gary ran the Oxford Township grader as an additional job. Gary was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Oxford; the Oxford Methodist Men; an active member of the Oxford Lion's Club; past president of the Oxford Lion's Club in 1988-89; zone chairman for District 17-SE in 1989-1990; and was chairman for the Watermelon Feed Parade. Gary helped with the local Heartland Share program in Oxford for over 11 years, the Sumner County Democrat's Club and the co-coordinator for the Arkalalah Arts and Craft shows.
Survivors include his wife, Alta Stover Barton of the home; mother, Lucille Barton, Oxford, son David K. Barton, Pittsburg, Penn., daughter, Dana Wagner, Oxford; two grandsons, Brent and Drew Wagner; sister, Janet Dunbar, Geuda Springs; and a host a of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Barton, in 1968.
Memorials can be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Oxford, Oxford Friendship Center and the Oxford Lions Club. Contributions can be made through the Oxford Funeral Home, 104 N. Sumner, Oxford, KS 67119. Arrangements are under the direction of the Oxford Funeral Service, Oxford.
Arkansas City Traveler
Dec 1, 2005
Leonard Jennings Barton (1913 - 1969)
Bessie Lucille McEowen Barton (1912 - 2007)
Created by: Judy Mayfield
Record added: May 11, 2009
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