Barbara J. Barton, age 85, of rural Portland passed away Thursday morning in IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.

She was born in LaSalle, Michigan, on Jan. 5, 1934, the daughter of Harry and Emeline (Hearn) Bowser. She was retired from Jay Garment and worked at Walmart in Portland.

Surviving are two sons, Jeff Wilson (wife: Teresa) of Highland Home, Alabama, and Larry Wilson (wife: Trina) of Decatur, Indiana; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Hines presiding. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorials can be made to the Jay County Cancer Society.

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