Billie Jean Barton

Billie Jean Barton, 85, of Bellefontaine, passed away at her home.

She was born in Bellefontaine on July 20, 1928, a daughter of the late William and Freda Shields Kinnard.

On Nov. 29, 1948, she married Bill Barton and he preceded her in death in 1978. She also was preceded in death by a son, John Barton, in 2010.

Survivors include a daughter, Jenny (Don) Fitzgerald of Villa Rica, Ga.; grandchildren, Brad Barton of Florida and Corey (Sabrina) Fitzgerald and Chris (Ashley) Fitzgerald, both of Georgia; great-grandchildren, Danielle and Jenny Barton, Zach, Landry, Lilly and Chloe Fitzgerald and Destiny Hallford; a brother, Dr. Philip (Jo) Kinnard of South Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She worked at John T. Belser Accounting office for many years. She was a member of Bellefontaine First United Methodist Church and was active with the Logan County Cancer Society.

Pastor Ed Beale conducts a funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine. Burial is in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Logan County District Library, 220 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311; and Bellefontaine First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

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