|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1917|
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 2007|
Madeline Baton, beloved mother and grandmother, a life long resident of Harrisburg Pennsylvania, passed on quietly at the Forbes Road Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh, PA at the age of 89. Madeline was born Myrtle May Madeline Barbour on January 23, 1917 in Frederick Maryland, a daughter of Charles and Madeline Sally Williams Barbour. Madeline Graduated from Lincoln High Public School #3 in Frederick, MD in 1933.
Although she has been in decline for the past decade, Madeline will be remembered as a hard working and socially active woman who played a major role in her church, St. Paul Baptist and in her community. After retiring from her position with the State Of Pennsylvania, she devoted much of her energies to planning and organizing social events for the community. She also loved to travel and frequently organized trips places such as California, Hawaii, and New York City.
Madeline resided with her oldest daughter Dr. Barbara Elizabeth Baton, a prominent Harrisburg Educator until Barbara's death in 1987. Her sorrow at the loss of her daughter was particularly difficult since she had lost her second child Sandra Ann Baton Robinson in 1970 at the early age of 33. In 2000, after several years of decline, she was admitted to Villa Teresa Nursing Home in Harrisburg where she resided until the facility closed in 2005.
Madeline is survived by her daughter, Dr. Maisha Shirley Baton, her granddaughter, Tracy Colleen Baton and her husband Mark Stawson and her great-grand daughters, Nia Madeline, Thandiwe Elizabeth, and Maisha Clare Baton-Stawson of Pittsburgh. She is also survived by her niece Yvonne Mclamb, her nephews Donald Barbour, Dr. Samuel Dismond and Michael Dismond and many great-nieces and nephews. She will be missed.
William Howard Day Cemetery
Plot: Garden of E-1, Lot 332, Space 3
Created by: Cynthia Downing
Record added: Jan 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17402801
My Dearest Aunt Pet, Just wanted to let you know you are one of GODS ANGELS now and your memory will live with me forever. Love your neice Kimmy|
Added: Sep. 11, 2007
Thanking God for allowing the time spent with you.Although it was small, it was not allfor we'll see each other again.You may be gone, but not forgotten, forever in my heart.|
Added: Aug. 20, 2007
Added: Jan. 12, 2007