OBITUARY

William Edward Barton

November 6, 1937March 22, 2018
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William Edward Barton, 80, Greensburg, passed away unexpectedly at his daughter’s house on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Born November 6, 1937 in Waynesburg, Indiana, he was the son of Ebert and Dorothy (Muir) Barton. He graduated in 1955 from Jackson Township High School. On June 30, 1957 he married his sweetheart, Veneita Sue (Hilderbrand) Barton. She preceded him in death on January 28, 2017. They were married nearly 60 years. Bill and his business partner, Roy Middendorf, started Tree City Tool and Engineering in April of 1966. He was highly admired and respected by his employees. He was well known as a generous man and was kind and giving with his family, employees and friends. He was a wonderful, Godly husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He will be remembered as quite the storyteller. He had a unique ability to train dogs and always had bird dogs. He loved to hunt and was an accomplished golfer. In his free time he enjoyed going on golfing and hunting trips with his many buddies. Bill is survived by three daughters, Connie (Bill) Meyerrose, Greensburg, Sally (Eric) Fromer, Elkhart, and Linda (David) Crawley, Greensburg; one son, John (Shelley) Barton, Greensburg; one brother, Ben (Dodie) Barton, North Vernon; two sister-in-laws, Sharon (Larry) Smith, Peewee Valley, Kentucky and Opal Barton, Tempe, Arizona; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren with one on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one brother, Dallas Barton, one brother-in-law, Terry Tanner, one infant grandson and two infant great-grandsons. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 26 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home in Greensburg. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the funeral home with Janet McGee officiating. Burial will follow at the Westport Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Heart of God Ministries, 8121 McLavery Way, Unit 207, Brownsburg, IN 46112. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com

  • FAMILY

  • Ebert Barton, Father
  • Dorothy Barton, Mother
  • Veneita Sue Barton, Wife
  • Connie (Bill) Meyerrose, Daughter
  • Sally (Eric) Fromer, Daughter
  • Linda (David) Crawley, Daughter
  • John (Shelley) Barton, Son
  • Ben (Dodie) Barton, Brother
  • Dallas Barton, Brother
  • Sharon (Larry) Smith, Sister-in-law
  • Opal Barton, Sister-in-law
  • Terry Tanner, Brother-in-law
  • Mr. Barton is survived by 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and one on the way. He was preceded in death by one infant grandson and two infant great-grandsons.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Willie Harmon
  • Bobby Huber
  • Jordan Fromer
  • Sam Stump
  • Jon Burkey
  • Noah Crawley
  • Eric Spurlin
  • Bill Neumeier
  • DONATIONS

  • Heart of God Ministries

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 26, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, March 27, 2018
REMEMBERING

William Edward Barton

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Ed and Brenda Dwenger

March 27, 2018

Bill and Connie. Brenda and I wish to extend our condolences. I had a trial and Brenda had 5 great grandchildren Monday or we would have been there.

Vernon Hilderbrand

March 25, 2018

As the oldest son of George and Martha Hilderbrand and still in my teens I still remember Bill and Veneita's big wedding in the Christian Church with the tall tower downtown Columbus. I'm now the oldest kid of the Hilderbrand brothers and sister family from Grandpa Hilderbrand's family as his family has now passed and left their legacy. I recognize the family is getting smaller day by day yet becoming larger as our offspring grow, marry, and have families of their own. The family tree only grows. All we can do is keep mind of our past and enjoy the future. Vernon and Virginia Hilderbrand, 1542 Glasgow LN Escondido, CA 92027.

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