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Dorcas Elaine (Smith) Barton

March 25, 1944 ~ November 12, 2017 (age 73)

            Dorcas Elaine (Smith) Barton, 73, of Middletown, passed away at 7:40 a.m., Sunday, November 12, 2017 at her home.  

            Mrs. Barton was born March 25, 1944, in Buell, Missouri, a daughter of Herbert and Lillie Susan (Davis) Smith.

            She was a 1962 graduate of Montgomery County R-II High School.

            On November 5, 1970 at the Holiness Church in Bellflower, Missouri, she married Larry J. Barton.  He preceded her in death on April 15, 2012.  Dorcas and Larry had lived all of their married life on the farm in Middletown.  Prior to that, Dorcas had lived in the rural Buell area.

            Dorcas was a care provider for numerous people over the years.  She was also a farm wife and had a poultry business that she raised laying chickens and then sold them to restaurants, as well as Trader Joe’s.  Dorcas dressed over 100’s of chickens at a time.  In earlier years, she had worked at Swingmaster Garment Factory for over 8 years.

            She enjoyed going to auctions, gardening, sewing and collecting cook books.  Dorcas was a wonderful cook with some of her favorites being, fried chicken and fish and homemade rolls.

            Dorcas is survived by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lindell Clay and Mary Alice Barton, of Middletown, John Edgar and Linda Barton, of Columbia, Bonnie June and Carroll Lemasters, of Middletown and Betty Jean Rutherford, of Louisiana; Davis and Smith cousins; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews and her two dogs.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry J. Barton; sister, Bonnie June Smith; brother-in-law, Dale Rutherford and nephew, Vernon Udell Lemasters.

            Visitation was held from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Myers Funeral Home in Middletown.

            Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the funeral home.  Rev. Sammy Lorton officiated.  Special music was provided by John Foster.

            Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown, Missouri.  Serving as pallbearers were Stephen Barton, Steve Caldwell, Cameron Flowers, Scott Lemasters, Phil Renner and Lindell Rutherford.  Honorary pallbearers were Sam Gastler, Rodney Jonas, Paul Wayne McChristian, Greg Pfautsch and Carl Smith.

            Memorial contributions were suggested to the Helen Reagan Cancer Fund c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, MO 63384.

 Service Information

November 14, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Myers Funeral Home
203 Main Street
Middletown, MO 63359

Funeral Service
November 15, 2017

11:00 AM
Myers Funeral Home
203 Main Street
Middletown, MO 63359