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Josephine Barton


1927 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Josephine Barton Obituary
Josephine Barton, 87 of the Girard/Franklin area died at 2:08 a.m. Tuesday July 29, 2014 at the Girard Medical Center in Girard, KS.  She had been a resident of Medical Lodge of Frontenac (Sunset Manor Nursing Home) for the past 8 years.

She was born May 22, 1927 in Franklin, KS the daughter of Frank and Mary (Cukjati) Lipasek.  She attended elementary school in Franklin and was a graduate of Arma High School.  She was a lifetime resident of the Franklin/Girard area.

Josephine married Edward Polchlopek on September 16, 1950; he preceded her in death on November 25, 1953.  She then married Virgil Barton on December 22, 1956 in Girard, KS; they were later divorced.

She worked for Va-co-hy and was a homemaker.

Josephine was a member of the Saint Michaels Catholic Church in Girard.

Survivors include two sons Ed Polchlopek and wife Donna of Girard, Chuck Barton and wife Regina of Farlington; two daughters Betty Giefer and husband Danny of Emporia, Della Hohl and husband Melvin of Pittsburg; 5 grandchildren Jeff Giefer and wife Mandy, Stefanie Beesley and husband Greg, Sara Hanson and husband Adam, Kacey Schick and husband Dallas, Scott Polchlopek; 4 Great-grandchildren Peyton Beesley, Kennedy Schick, Briley Hanson and Arrington Giefer and 1 sister Jenny Fontaine of Peculiar, MO.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers Frank, Tony, John, Augi and Joe Lipasek and 4 sisters Rose Lepoglow, Mary Maxwell, Fanny Lepo and Louise Leroy.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday August 1, 2014 at the Friskel Funeral Home in Frontenac with Father Thomas Stroot officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Frontenac.  The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home in Frontenac where friends may call after noon Thursday.  Condolences can be sent to www.friskelfuneralhome.com  Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Michaels Catholic Church in Girard.  Memorials may be brought by or mailed to the Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay/P.O. Box 907 Frontenac, KS 66763.
Published in Morning Sun on July 30, 2014
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