Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Helen Barton

Helen Barton was born on December 22, 1931 in Lynn, Alabama to Marion Wesley and Rettie Belle Barton.  She was the tenth of twelve children born to that union.

Helen moved with her family to Winter Haven, FL as a teenager. She attended Florida College. After college she moved to Orlando and began working with Ford Motor Credit and worked as a customer service representative until she retired.


Helen was a faithful Christian and a member of the West Orange Church of Christ in Winter Garden, Florida.  Helen loved sports.  She enjoyed playing tennis and water skiing.  But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.  Any opportunity to be with them she took advantage of especially spending time with her sisters Mary and Martha.

Helen passed away from this life on November 3, 2020 at 12:43 am in her sister’s home surrounded by her loving family.  She is survived by 3 siblings Mary Barton Pruitt, Martha Barton Polk, and Foy Hugo Barton. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews throughout the country.


Though Helen never married or had children of her own she is loved as if she were a mother and grandmother to so many.  She considers Robin Pruitt (Kathy Scott Pruitt) and Linda Kay Pruitt Vaughn (Ronnie Vaughn) to be her children bringing her a total of 6 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren with 1 on the way.

Calling hours will be on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be made in Helen’s memory to Central Florida Bible Camp at 23813 CR-44A Eustis, Florida 32736.


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