Barton Dorothy Louise Conway Barton, born June 26, 1919 in Columbus, Ohio, passed away peacefully on September 15, 2013. She was a graduate of South High School in Columbus and the Ohio State University. Dorothy was an accomplished writer, poet and pianist. She loved to play bridge and other card and board games with family and friends. Her career included teaching high school English and Latin in Sardinia and Crestline, Ohio. She took a break from teaching to raise her family, but later went back to school to become certified to teach kindergarten and finished her career at Linden and Calumet elementary schools in Columbus. Dorothy was a member of several professional organizations including CEA, OEA and NEA; Clintonville Woman's Club; former member of Pi Lambda Theta and Eta Sigma Phi. She was a longtime member of Maple Grove United Methodist church where she served on many committees. After retirement from teaching, she volunteered in the Riverside Methodist Hospital pastoral care department for almost 20 years. Dorothy was a resident of Wesley Glen Retirement Center for 19 years where she participated in many activities and made countless friends. Preceded in death by husband of 51 years, Richard M. (Dick) Barton, sister Betty Walker and grandson Dennis Braman. Survived by children, Larry (Donna) Barton, Don Barton, Elaine (Alan) Hairston; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Dan) Hall, Jennifer (Dan) Vari, Meredith (Kirk) Gibbons, Shawn (Tina) Braman, Eva (Keith) Thayer, Charlie (Amy) Barton, and Jeff Hairston; 20 great-grandchildren; niece, Margie (Tom) Williams. Also a part of Dorothy's life were special friends, the "Drip Sisters," a group of 12 women, most of them 1936 graduates of South High, who maintained a close relationship throughout their lives. A very beloved and devoted mother and grandmother, she will be greatly missed by her family. There will be a celebration of Dorothy's life at Maple Grove United Methodist Church on September 29, 2013 at 3 p.m., where family will receive guests one hour prior to the service at 2 p.m. Private graveside service at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to HomeReach Hospice, 180 E. Broad St., Floor 31, Columbus, Ohio 43215, www.ohiohealth.com; National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, Md. 21741-5018, www.parkinson.org/giving; or Maple Grove United Methodist church music department, 7 W. Henderson Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43214. Arrangements by SHAW-DAVIS FUNERAL HOMES. Clintonville-Beechwold Chapel. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dispatch/obituary.aspx?n=dorothy-louise...
Dorothy Louise Barton, 1919-2013
her remains can be found at Walnut Grove Cemetery in lot 19 - section F - space #3 west (view map) .
Arrangements were made by Shaw-Davis Funeral Home. The burial took place on Monday, September 30, 2013.
Contact Walnut Grove and Flint Cemeteries for more information.