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March 15, 2014

Rita Kay Barton

Rita Kay Barton, 65, of Terre Haute, passed away on March 15, 2014. She was born Nov. 11, 1948, in Washington, Ind., to Wayne Walters and Ruth (VanArsdall) Walters, and was raised in Farmersburg.

She retired from Vigo County School Corporation. Her teaching career spanned over 30 years and included Sacred Heart, Bridgeton, Riverton Parke, IVY Tech, and Terre Haute South Vigo High School. Rita and her late husband were members of the Gold Wing Road Riders motorcycle association, and enjoyed listening and dancing to rock-and-roll. Rita was more recently a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, where she attended with her granddaughters, and enjoyed volunteering and donating to local children’s organizations.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Richard W. Barton Jr. in 1998; her parents; and a brother, Mike Walters. She is survived by her children, Ryan Barton his wife Kelli, and Angela Barton; granddaughters, LeeAnn Curtis and Samantha Curtis; great-grandson, Kale Earl; siblings Dale Walters, Marsha Myers, and Michaelle Downey; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. in DeBaun Funeral Homes Springhill Chapel, 85 East Springhill Drive. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Riley. Pastor Aaron Wheaton will be officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home the evening before on Monday March 17, 2014, from 4 until 8 p.m. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the 14th and Chestnut Community Center, 1403 Chestnut Street, Terre Haute IN 47807. Online condolences can be made at:

 www.debaunfuneralhomes.com

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