Alvin A. Barton
1932 - 2021
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Alvin A. Barton

Born: May 3, 1932; Truman, Arkansas

Died: January 9, 2021; Sterling

STERLING – Alvin A. Barton, 88, of Sterling, died Saturday, January 9, 2021 at his home.

He was born on May 3, 1932 in Truman, Arkansas the son of Elijah W. and Edith (Dickens) Barton. He had served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He married Martha Jane Johnson on November 20, 1954 in Wichita, TX. She died May 5, 1991. He later married Margaret M. (Harms) Rowzee on June 12, 1993.

Alvin was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling as a welder for several years before retiring. He was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church, where he had served as an usher and greeter. He enjoyed painting, raising game birds, fishing and golfing. He took great pride in working in his yard and keeping it up.

Survivors include his wife, Marge; children, Ronald (Debra) Barton of Hope Mills, NC, David Barton of Rock Falls, LaRin (Ron) Rangel of Sterling, Thomas (Cheryl) Rowzee, John (Chris) Rowzee, and Mark (Jennifer) Rowzee, all of Rock Falls; his brother, Eligh (Irene) Barton of Sterling; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He wa spreceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William and Franklin; and one sister, Janet Roach.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday January 13, 2021 from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. at Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. Burial will conclude atOak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Arrangements are by McDonald Funeral Homes.

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Published in Sauk Valley News on Jan. 12, 2021.
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January 22, 2021
I am so sorry that I just saw this, Alvin was a very kind and loving person, I wish I had gotten Braylee to see him one more time before his passing.
Sherrie Ebersole
January 17, 2021
David, So for your loss. Sending prayers from my family
Jody Dirks
January 13, 2021
I love you all. I have no words. God whispers that the 3, Mom, Steven, Aunt Jane, Granny, Janet and Grandpa Barton are rejoicing.
I loved my sweet Uncle Alvin, as you all know. I am thankful we all were raised to love and care for each other. Their love and example lives on.
Praying for Aunt Marge and all of you.
God be with each of you today and days to come.
Sharon Barton Ayers
January 12, 2021
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