Marsha K. Barton, 81, of Batavia left her earthly body for her eternal home in Heaven with Jesus on Saturday, January 2, 2021. She had resided at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia for the past four years.
Marsha was born on January 13, 1939 near Macomb, Illinois (the area they called “Gin Ridge”). She was a daughter of the late Norris and Grace (Robinson) Foster, and wife to Richard Barton who preceded her in death in 1990.
Marsha was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who made it her life’s mission to love her family wholeheartedly. There was nothing she treasured more than her family. Being a home health care aide, Marsha was known for helping others, as well as for her compassion. She thoroughly enjoyed travelling and being on the “go”. Until the time her body began to be uncooperative, she loved travelling (driving herself) around the country visiting friends and family.
Marsha is survived by her loving children; Christy Sabatino of Oakfield, Robbie (Fran) Brown of Heightstown, NJ, Felicia Brown of Batavia, and Amanda (Geoff) Brown Wormley of Batavia. Also surviving are her cherished grandchildren; Jeremy (Rachael) Yasses, Tara (Ben) Kozub, Sara Taggert, Caleb (Alycia) Sabatino, Daisy (Troy) Brown, Goldie Brown, and Allyson Wormley, great-grandchildren; Peyton and Colton Yasses, Brandon Kozub, Noah, Madelyn, Isaiah, and Joshua Sabatino; loving sisters Karol (Rich) Prentice of Fisher, IL and Janice (late Lon) Springer of Macomb, IL; step-children Diane Newell and David Barton; as well as several nieces.
The family wishes to express a big heart-felt THANK YOU to the staff at the New York State Veterans Home for the wonderful care given and love expressed to their mother these last four years.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 11 am – 1 pm at the HE Turner Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia, NY where the funeral will take place immediately following at 1 pm, followed by a graveside service at Grand View Cemetery in Batavia.
Memorials may be made to one of the following nonprofit organizations: Care-A-Van Ministries, PO Box 1611, Batavia, NY 14021; Batavia Assembly of God Church, 24 N. Spruce St., Batavia, NY 14020; or the Genesee Cancer Assistance, 127 North St., Batavia, NY 14020.
*Please note the funeral home will be operating at a capacity of 25 people in the building. Facial coverings and social distancing will be required. We appreciate your cooperation.*