1940 - 2019

Kenneth LaVerne Barton, 78, of Lone Tree, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A memorial service was held Sunday, March 3, at the American Legion in Lone Tree. Inurnment will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery at a later date. A memorial fund has been established.

Kenneth was born Nov. 22, 1940, the son of LaVerne and Ann (DeJong) Barton. He was a 1959 graduate of Lone Tree High School and attended Central College. Ken proudly served in the United States Navy. On July 23, 1976, he was united in marriage to Linda Johnson in Burlington, Iowa. For 41 years, Kenny worked as a lineman for REC, retiring in 2003.

Kenny was a member of the Lone Tree American Legion Post No. 457, an athlete as a young man and played softball up until he was 50. He enjoyed bowling, the outdoors, hunting, golfing and was a member of the NRA.

Kenneth is survived by his wife: Linda Barton of Lone Tree; three children: Don Colton of Myrtle Beach, S. C., Vicki Colton of Lone Tree and Micheal (Michael) Murtagh of Peoria, Ill.; five grandchildren: Ashley, Ryan, Rachael, Konor and Klancee; three sisters: Linda Banken of Lone Tree, Kathy  (Doyle) Abrams of Rose Hill, Iowa and Peggy (Bruce) Mason of Minnetonka, Minn.; brother-in-law: Bill (Vickie) Johnson of Burlington; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law: Charles Banken.

The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. 

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