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Mary F. Barton

June 13, 1918 June 19, 2011
Mary F. Barton
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HANNA CITY-Mary Frances Barton, 93, of Rosewood Care Center in Peoria, and formerly of 209 Pinkerton Road in Hanna City, passed away at 5:51 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center. Born June 13, 1918, in Peoria to Matt and Mary Zupan Aljanich. A first generation American of Slovenian heritage. She graduated from St. John’s Grade School and Manual High School. She married John Maher in 1943, he died in 1950. She then married Melvin Barton in 1951, Mel died in 2001. She had no children. Her parents, brothers, Matthew and Ludwig, and niece, Mollie Nash preceded her in death. She is survived by her nephew, Michael Aljanich; her niece, Sallie Matonis, her great nephews, Michael and Matthew Aljanich, Matthew and Peter Nash; her great nieces, Laura DeFelice, Aimee Sumner, Melissa Laspisa and her care provider, Dennis Nash. Mary lived a long and happy life. She enjoyed travels with her husband, their hobbies of gardening, bee raising, card games and friendships. She was very independent and self-sufficient. She enjoyed a good sense of humor. She worked in clerical positions for various local companies over a life time. She was a good lady who hurt no one. She will be missed. There will be no services. She will be interred at St. Joseph Cemetery on June 21, 2011. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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