William R Barton

October 20, 1951March 8, 2013

William R. Barton, 62, of Lima, died Friday March 8, 2013, at his residence in Lima. He was born October 20, 1951 in Ashland, KY to Cranford and Alberta (Stennett) Barton, who preceded him in death. Mr. Barton had a mechanical engineering background and worked for more than 20 years for St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was a longtime musician, playing bass guitar for many different bands throughout the years. He was an avid outdoorsman; fishing and hunting were a great pastime for him. He is survived by a son, Bill Barton of Lima, daughter Emily Barton of Lima, grandchildren, Matayah McGinnis, Ember Rudy and London Rudy, sister Linda Page of Lima, and his former wife and longtime friend, Becky Barton. There will be no visitation per his wishes, he will cremated. A celebration of Mr. Barton’s life is being planned for a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the family for funeral expenses, please mail them to Emily & Bill Barton 502 King Ave. Lima, Ohio 45805 Arrangements have been entrusted to Siferd-Orians Funeral Home. Condolences may also be expressed at


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Vorhees Family

March 13, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief

Mark Paulus

March 12, 2013

I was the leader of one of the many bands Bill played with over the years. As a drummer, Bill's bass lines still ring in my ears. He could drive a group with the best of them as well as tastefully support a vocalist. His sense of humor was always welcome. He will be missed but his contributions will live forever.

Mark Paulus