Betty Barton

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Betty L. Barton, nee Cherneski, 90, of Glen Carbon, IL, born September 27, 1930, in Manistique, MI, died Thursday, October 22, 2020, at Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Mrs. Barton had worked as a private secretary for a prosecuting attorney and had previously worked at Ralston Purina before her retirement. She enjoyed reading and playing cards with her card club friends. Mrs. Barton loved having her husband fly them to Michigan, Missouri, Texas and Arkansas.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family.  Mrs. Barton was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and she will be deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by  her loving husband of 62 years, Harold S. Barton, whom she married on April 7, 1951, and who died on September 14, 2013,  a daughter, Laurie Schanz; her father, Joseph Cherneski; her mother, Frances A., nee Akey, Robinson; and a brother, Willard Cherneski.

Surviving are two children, Michael (Deborah) Barton of Belleville, IL, and Jody (David) Wente of Glen Carbon, IL; a son-in-law, Charles (Sue) Schanz of Summerfield, FL; six grandchildren, Sarah Barton, Andrew Barton, Joseph (Maggie) Schanz, Jill (Matt) Kerver, Hannah Wente, and Madison Wente; four great-grandchildren, Jackson and Jamison Kerver, and Charlie Jane and Rhodes Schanz; a sister, Helen (Richard) Fiegel; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Private family visitation will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL.

Funeral:  A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL.


3 Comments on Betty Barton

Chris McDonald said : Guest Report Apr 30, 2021 at 8:44 PM

Sorry for your loss, Betty and Harold were our neighbors for years in Smithton Illinois. They were a sweet couple.

  • Illinois
Terri Evonich said : Guest Report Oct 26, 2020 at 11:29 AM

So sorry. She sure will be missed by the UP relatives. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Manistique
  • Michigan
Charlie & Sue Schanz said : Guest Report Oct 25, 2020 at 12:15 AM

Our lives have been forever touched by this amazing woman, fondly known to us as Mama B. She will always remain in our hearts, and we pray that all of our family will take comfort in knowing that she is flying high with the angels, and joined with her loving husband Harold, and daughter, Laurie. Rest in peace and love dear Mama B. Charlie & Suzie Schanz

  • Summerfield
  • Florida

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