Eleanor Lucille Barton, 98, formerly of Lincoln passed away at 8:41 p.m. on March 3, 2018, at Heritage Health in Bloomington.
Eleanor was born on July 23, 1919, to Herman and Alvena (Milhahn) Rhody. She married Albert Barton on August 25, 1937, in Dixon, KY. He preceded her in death on April 14, 1987.
Surviving Eleanor are her children: Dewayne (Jan) Barton of Washington, IL, Gary (Vicky) Barton of Normal, IL and Donald Barton of Jetmore, KS; six grandchildren: Mike (Sharon) Barton, Mark (Tracey) Barton, Brian (Denise) Barton, Tim Barton, Megan (Steve) Castleman, and Abby Barton; 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and two sisters.
Eleanor graduated from Lincoln High School. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 20 years at Lincoln Developmental Center. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln and was a member of the Ladies Aide for funeral meals.
Services for Eleanor will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service (10:00-11:00 a.m.) also at the church. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.