Lillie “Jane” Barton died July 31. She was 91.
Mrs. Barton was born Feb. 27, 1922, in eastern Oklahoma. She married her high school sweetheart, Ed Barton, in 1940. She lived in Southern California where she worked as a welder in the shipyards during the war. She returned to Oklahoma to live with her parents while her husband was in the Navy. After his discharge, they moved to Lebanon, where she was a homemaker. In the late ‘60s, the family moved to Coos Bay, and they moved to Eugene in the early 1970s.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three siblings and a granddaughter. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Ed Barton; three sons: Dean, Glenn and Darrell; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 20, at St. Edward Church in Lebanon.