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Robert H. "Bob" Barton, age 91, Joplin, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at his home after a lengthy illness.
Bob was born July 6, 1926, in Goodman, Mo., son of the late Harry and Alma Barton. He worked for Triangle Oldsmobile, and then Dan Stanley Oldsmobile, for many years before retiring in 1980. He then devoted his time taking care of his beloved wife, Dean, for 24 years. Also during this time he enjoyed helping his neighbors by mowing yards, taking them to appointments, and just helping them out anyway possible.
Bob was married to Etheldean "Dean" Butler Barton. She passed away on June 4, 2004.
In addition to his wife and parents, Bob was preceded in death by his four sisters and two brothers.
He is survived by his two daughters, Debbie Mecham and husband, Mike, of Medina, Ohio, and Tina Barton, of Joplin; several nieces and nephews, including an especially close niece, Virginia Henson and husband, Art, of Joplin; and his caregiver of 20 years, Sandie Conlee.
He was loved very much, and will be missed by family and friends
Graveside services will be Monday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. at Osborne Memorial Cemetery. Family invites friends to come by the home following the service.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
Published on February 7, 2018
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