Merry “”Billie”” Barton, 75, daughter of Homer Pendland and Minnie Sullivan Pendland, was born Feb. 27, 1928, at Hartshorn. She died Jan. 20, 2004, at St. Peters Manor Care Center at St. Peters. She married James E. Barton May 3, 1947. They were married 56 years and had six children. Mrs. Barton grew up in the Hartshorn area and after her marriage, they moved to St. Peters. She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Ruby Stark, Grace Perkins, Mabel Belew and Opal Norris; and two brothers, Arvel Pendland and Johnny Pendland. Surviving are her husband of the home; her children, Doug Barton and Robert Barton of St. Charles, Darell Barton of St. Peters, Gary Barton of O’Fallon, Anita Smith of Salem and Denise King of Moscow Mills; one brother, Joe Pendland of St. Louis; 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were Jan. 24 at the Bradford Funeral Home Chapel of Summersville with the Rev. Leland Stoops officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 77 W. Port Plaza Suite 101, St. Louis, Mo. 63146-3111. “

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