Sylvia Eavenson

Sylvia Louise Barton Eavenson, 59, of Hartsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at University Hospital in Columbia.

She was born Dec. 22, 1951, in Summersville, daughter of Elmer and Sylvia E. Morgan Barton.

A longtime employee of 3M in Columbia, she enjoyed many friendships that developed from her employment there. She later became an EMT.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ivan Barton and O. Utah Smith; and a sister, Patricia Barton Jones.

Survivors include her partner of 16 years, David E. Vendsel of Hartsburg; a daughter, Terra S. Eavenson Martin of Ashland; a son, David T. Eavenson II of Ashland; five grandchildren; eight brothers, Gary Barton, Larry Barton, Ronnie Barton, Lonnie Barton, Alvin Barton, Kevin Barton, Vincent Barton and Justin Barton of southern Missouri; two sisters, Brenda Barton Nolker of Lawson and Linda Barton Hildebrand of southern Missouri; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Services were Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Wesley Wallace officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

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