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BARTON, Alberta Mercedes 1917-2011


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 6/27/2011 at 18:13:48

[Waterloo Courier, Wednesday, February 9, 2011]

WATERLOO - Alberta Mercedes Barton, 93, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Cedar Valley Hospice from complications of heart disease. She was born Sept. 30, 1917, at St. Francis Hospital, Waterloo, daughter of Jacob and Magdalene Gall Farkas. She married Edward Barton in July 1948 in Waterloo. They later divorced, and she never remarried.

She was a wonderfully devoted and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. After her mother died, she was the wise matriarch of the family. She first did the salesmen's payroll at Rath Packing Co., then worked for James Farkas Bookkeeping and Tax Service and finally for Covenant Medical Center, where she retired in 1982. She was active in Catholic Daughters of the Americas, serving as auditor for 25 years as well as holding several other positions. She also was active in National Catholic Society of Forresters, serving as secretary for 30 years. She greatly enjoyed traveling and made many trips with the YWCA. She was a loyal patron of the Waterloo Community Playhouse for more than 50 years and the Kiwanis travel programs. She served on the reunion committee for Sacred Heart High School. Alberta was remarkably kind to everyone and left a grateful lasting impression on the many lives she touched in her 93 years - she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by a son, Steven (Rosemary) Barton of Cedar Falls; three grandchildren, Tim Barton of Kansas City, Mo., Tom Barton of Hilton Head, S.C., and Andrew Barton of Dubuque; and a sister Roseann Farkas of Waterloo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Robert and James Farkas.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Public visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, where there will be a CDA rosary at 4 p.m. and a vigil at 7 p.m. Visitation also an hour before services at the church on Friday.

Memorials may be made to Queen of Peace Catholic Church.


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