Veneita Barton


Veneita Sue (Hilderbrand) Barton, 78, Greensburg, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Nov.10, 1938, in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of Harold and Bessie (Todd) Hilderbrand.

Veneita graduated in 1957 from Columbus North High School. On June 30, 1957, she married her sweetheart, William E. Barton.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends. Veneita always had a heart for those who were hurting and spent countless hours counseling and mentoring women dealing with many different issues, including those in jail. She was always there to lend an ear and say a prayer.

Veneita is survived by her husband, Bill, of Greensburg; three daughters, Connie (Bill) Meyerrose, of Greensburg, Sally (Eric) Fromer, of Elkhart and Linda (David) Crawley, of Greensburg; one son, John (Shelley) Barton, of Greensburg; one sister, Sharon Tanner, of Henryville; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Grady; brothers-in-law, Dallas Barton and Terry Tanner; one infant grandson; and two infant great-grandsons.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home in Greensburg. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at the funeral home with the Rev. Janet McGee officiating. Burial will follow at the Westport Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Heart of God Ministries, 8121 McLavery Way, Unit 207, Brownsburg, Indiana 46112.

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