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Esta Marie Barton, 83

May 20, 2010

JAN. 23, 1927-MAY 19, 2010

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Esta Marie Barton, age 83, of Great Cove Road, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg, Pa.

Born Jan. 23, 1927, in Plum Run, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ephriam and Mary Brannon Everts and the widow of George C. Barton Sr., who died April 11, 1964, and whom she married Feb. 18, 1947.

She graduated as valedictorian of Needmore High School and received training in nursing in Hagerstown, Md.

She retired as a cook from the Southern Fulton School District after 20 years.

She was a member of the Cedar Grove Christian Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Christena Weller of Needmore, Pa., and Shirley Truax of State College, Pa.; four sons, Nelson Barton and Timmy Barton, both of Needmore, and Calvin Barton Jr. and Jimmy Barton, both of Warfordsburg; one sister, Whrelda Pittman of Chambersburg, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by one sister, Alice Wingert, and one brother, Thurman Everts.

A service will be held Monday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at Cedar Grove Christian Church, 5806 Flickerville Road, Warfordsburg. The Rev. Tim Close will officiate. Burial will be in the Akersville Cemetery, Crystal Spring, Pa.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the church and on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Arrangements were handled by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Md.

Online condolences may be made at http://www.grovefh.com.

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