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Mary Jane (Denham) Barton

February 21, 1933 — May 15, 2023

West Terre Haute

Mary Jane Barton, 90 of West Terre Haute, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2023.  She was born in Sandford, IN on February 21, 1933, to John Denham and Lena Denham (Tweedy).

Mary was a 1951 graduate of Fayette High School, and later eloped with H. Robert (Bob) Barton in Shawneetown, IL on April 9, 1954.  Together, they formerly owned H.R. Barton Masonry and Monninger Corp. Block & Brick, where she served in various roles.

Mary Jane was an amazing mother and devoted grandmother. She was an avid bowler, and enjoyed playing cards. She loved watching the St. Louis Cardinals, Tim Duncan, Larry Bird, and rooting for Hendricks Motorsports drivers: Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. For many years, she attended races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with family and friends.

Mary is survived by her husband of 69 years, Bob Barton and their three children; Lynette Barton, Bryan Barton (Kelley Hunter), and Monte Barton. One of the greatest joys of her life was that she and her only two grandchildren shared the same birthday, Leanna Baker (Justin), and Krista Barton (Brad Shaffer).  She is also survived by two great grandchildren, David and Andrew Baker, as well as several nieces and nephews who she cherished dearly.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings; Norma Harris, Richard Denham, Clyde Denham, William Denham, her twin sister Margaret Dyer, and Charles Denham.

Funeral services will be held at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 North 3rd St., West Terre Haute, IN on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 1:00 PM, with Rev. Pat Evanoff officiating.  Visitation is scheduled for Saturday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the funeral home.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation will follow services.

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