Lucille Iona (Garrett)  Barton, age 93, arrived at her eternal home early Monday 30 Apr 2012.  She was born on 13 April 1919 to Nellie (White) and Albert Garrett in LaPrairie, Adams County, IL, where she lived her entire childhood.  Her interest in genealogy helped many family members locate, gather and share information and photos of the ancestors during the past few years.

Her military life included training as a Flight Tracer and later as an Army surgical nurse at Camp Upton, 2nd Service Command, Long Island NY during WWII.  She was a member of the American Legion.  After marriage, she resided in Elgin the remainder of her life.

Lucille and Henry Barton were married in a military chapel at Camp Upton NY on 8 August 1945.  They spent 65 years together before his death in April 2010.  She was a creative homemaker and loving mother of three daughters:  Beverly (Wm) Spors of Sparta WI, Brenda (Clarence) Hayward and Bonnie (Jack) Roder , both of Elgin IL.

Grandma Lucy truly enjoyed every moment shared with her precious  grandchildren; Barb and Todd Spors of Sparta WI, Melanie (Craig) Piotrowski of Sparta WI, Jennifer (Mike) Jurkovic  of Schaumburg IL, Jason Hayward of Elgin, Sean Roder and Matt Roder (fiancée Meghan Hardy) of Elgin. She loved sharing many stories of her childhood, reading books and playing games with them.  She would always have their favorite baked treats when they visited.

Great Grandma Lucy was also very special to her six great grandchildren:  Hunter and Ryley Steinhoff of Sparta WI, Nina and Nate Roder of Elgin, and the newest members of the family, Wyatt Piotrowski of Sparta WI and Ella Grace Jurkovic of Schaumburg .

She will also be greatly missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, grandson Sean Roder and husband Henry.

Funeral services will be at noon on Sat 5 May 2012 at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Elgin IL where she was a longtime member.  Visitation will be from 10:30 am until the time of service.  Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park in Elgin.

 Memorials can be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church or to the American Legion Post 57 of Elgin.

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