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Olive L. Barton

September 2, 1926 — August 7, 2016

Olive Lou Barton, the daughter of Otto and Mable (Schoonover) Howe, was born September 2, 1926, in Putnum County, Missouri. Olive entered eternal rest on Sunday, August 7, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society, Red Oak, Iowa, at the age of eighty-nine years, eleven months, and five days.
Olive spent most of her young life in the Putnum County Missouri area, graduating from Lemons Missouri High School, in 1944. She moved to Centerville, Iowa, seeking employment where she met and married Charles Wayne Barton on June 15, 1945. To this union three children were born: Lynda Lou, Charles Raymond, and Candice Renee.
After the end of World War II, Wayne returned home and they started life together in Centerville, Iowa, where Lynda was born. They then moved to Corning where Raymond was born and then to Chariton where Candice was born. They moved back to the Corning area in 1978, which remained their home until they moved to the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Red Oak in 2013.
Olive loved the outdoors and helped her father on the farm. In her youth she loved hunting and fishing with her father. Olive was an energetic and intelligent student. She learned to play the cello and performed in the high school orchestra. She was an avid reader and enjoyed reading her Bible. Olive was extremely competitive and played sports in high school, including basketball.
Olive was industrious; she worked full time while taking care of a large garden and raising her three children. She worked as a waitress, clerk, and salesperson. She was extremely talented and creative. She was an expert seamstress as well as an expert at knitting and crocheting. As a seamstress she made many of her own work clothes when working with the public, as well as clothes for her daughters and granddaughters. Olive retired from O’Brien Brothers in Bedford, in 1990.
Olive was a member of the Women’s Legion Auxiliary and a member of Rebecca’s. Olive was a great cook and people would ask her to bring her “favorite dishes” whenever she went to family dinners and pot lucks. Two of her favorite passions were baseball and “two-stepping” with Wayne. Olive was an extremely caring and outgoing person, who continued to make many, many friends throughout the years. Most important though, Olive loved her family and loved being around and hearing what they were up to, whenever she could. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Left to cherish Olive’s memory are her three children: Lynda (Roger) King, Red Oak, Iowa; Raymond (Sonya) Barton, Corning, Iowa; and Candice (Wes) Lamb, Adel, Iowa; grandchildren: Lonny (Michael) Brannen, Council Bluffs; Kelly Snyder, Red Oak; Jonathan (Gentri) Barton, Neveda, Iowa; Amanda Barton, Las Vegas, Nevada; Callie Lamb, Adel; Michaela Lamb, Adel; Ashely (Brian) Parrish, Polk City; Whittney Lamb, Bedford; great grandchildren: Keagan King, Nolan Snyder, Sophie Snyder, Cael Barton, Nora Barton, Eden Barton, Jude Barton, Jace Lamb, and Laney Parrish; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Olive was preceded in death by her parents; sister: Ruth Dormer; grandson-in-law: Terry Snyder, and her loving husband of 70 years, Wayne.

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