Ed Barton 1934-2017
Edward N. Barton, 83, Holton, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Medicalodges Jackson County in Holton.
He was born April 15, 1934, on a farm near Holton, the son of Bill and Helen Edwards Barton.
Mr. Barton was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had worked for Riley Electric and Walter Bennett Plumbing in Holton, and later owned and operated Barton Electric. He worked for the City of Holton for 11 1/2 years and retired from the City of Horton after six years.
He was a member of the Holton Volunteer Fire Department and a special deputy for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
He married Dorothy McGee Gaston in 1978. She died April 22, 1996.
Survivors include a son, William H. Barton and wife Melissa, Omaha, Neb.; a brother, Robert Barton and wife Carol, Carbondale; two sisters, Janice Brenner, Leavenworth and Joyce DeVader, Holton; and two grandchildren.
Cremation is planned. Family and friends will meet for a short service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton, then go in procession to Holton Cemetery for burial with military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jackson County Friends of Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436.