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Bill Barton, Jr.

Joseph William (Bill) Barton, Jr. was born April 16, 1930 in Hinsdale, Illinois to J.W. (Joe) Barton, Sr. and Ruth (Plowman) Barton. He departed this life on July 5, 2017 making his age 87 years.

The Barton family moved to Summersville, Missouri in 1933 where Joe started a small garage on the square and grew it into an automobile and farm machinery dealership along with owning a lumber business.

Bill grew up helping his father in all the businesses while attending Summersville High School. He enjoyed playing varsity basketball all four years and graduated in the class of 1947. After graduating he attended Draughon's Business College in Springfield, Missouri and returned home to help manage the family businesses.

In 1952 he was called to serve in the U.S. Army in Korea where he served 18 month before being honorably discharged in March of 1954.

Bill and Roena McCallister were married March 28, 1954 and started their life together in Summersville. In 1956 he became a rural mail carrier out of the Summersville Post Office. He officially retired in 1986 after serving in that position for over 30 years.

In 1956 a son, Michael Joseph was born and in 1961 their daughter Sheryl Ruth was born making their family complete. Bill served on the Summersville School Board and the City Council along with others to help further his home town. He was a member of the Summersville United Methodist Church and served there until his health prevented him from attending.

Bill enjoyed many hours of quail hunting and fishing with his son and grandsons and loved attending all their sporting events. He was very proud of his daughter Sherry and all she accomplished in her life and work. He loved his family, especially his grandsons and his great-grandchildren, always wanting to make things better for them.

He is preceded in death by his parents Joe and Ruth Barton, brother Kenneth Barton, sisters Maxine (Barton) Stites and Freda (Barton) Church.

Surviving are his wife Roena of 63 years, his son Michael and wife Deanna, daughter Sherry and husband James Young, sister Mary (Barton) Lowes, grandsons Billy Don Barton and wife Vanessa, Alex Young and Derek Young, great-grandchildren Bria and Blake Barton and brother-in-law Paul McCallister and wife Della along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services were held at Bradford Funeral Home on July 8th at 11 AM with Rev. Dorvan Stringer officiating. Military honors and interment were held at Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer's Association.



Lorene M. Brackett

Lorene Mildred Brackett the daughter of Everett Leonard Courtney and Beulah Ellen (Fagan) Courtney was born in Raymondville, Missouri on August 5, 1927, and passed away at the Mountain View Health Care Tuesday evening, July 11, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

Lorene was united in marriage to Charles Bay and to their union 4 children were born Leonard E., Linda D., Barbara A., and Carol M. Later in life she married Leburn Brackett.

In her younger years she attended Friendship Church, then later in life she attended the First Baptist Church in Raymondville.

Most of her working career was at H.D. Lee where she was an inspector. She enjoyed enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting and making various crafts. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Lorene is preceded in death by her parents Everett and Beulah, her husband Leburn, son Leonard Bay, grandson Ronnie Cantrell, granddaughter April Bay, and great granddaughter Stacy Grogan.

Surviving are her daughters, Linda Taylor of Mountain View, Missouri, Barbara White of Mansfield, Missouri and Carol Wilder of Gladstone, Missouri, one brother Raymond Courtney of Las Vegas, Nevada. Lorene is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and a many other family members.

Funeral Services were held Friday, July 14, 2017 at 11:00Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sonny and Glenda Grandstaff officiating. Interment was in Friendship Cemetery near Raymondville, Missouri. Online condolences maybe left at bradfordfuneralhome.net



Betty Ledgerwood, 72, of Reeds Spring, Missouri departed this life on July 13, 2017 at her home. She was born June 25, 1945 in Bridgeport, Alabama, to Melton and Levie (Lawson) Loper.

Betty was united in marriage to Tim Ledgerwood on January 12, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Betty was baptized in June 1958, at Meramac River, Valley Park, Missouri, by Pastor Outze and received the Holy Ghost at age 13, at Valley Park Gospel Lighthouse. She currently attended Freedom Apostolic Church.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Bill Loper, Ernest Loper, and Janet Mae Loper.

Betty is survived by her husband, Tim; sons, Gary Walker and wife, Sue, of Pacific, MO, Jim Walker, Reeds Springs, MO, Darin Walker and wife, Wendy, of Mayfield, KY, Daniel Ledgerwood and wife, Visuelle, of Paducah, KY, Kelly Ledgerwood and wife, Gail, of Mulberry, IN; daughters, Lisa Miller, Ava, MO, Sherry Lepinski, Ava, MO, and Shannon Eaves and husband, Justin, of Benton, KY; twelve grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Betty may be gone, but will never be forgotten.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017, at Yarber Mortuary chapel, Mountain View, with Rev. Royce Burke officiating. Interment was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Birch Tree. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.

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