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Linda Lou Barton
Linda Lou Barton, 78, of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the New London Specialty Care Center.
Linda was born on April 25, 1944, on the family farm in northeast Iowa, the daughter of Raymond D. and Ardith (Berhow) Michelson. She was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Barton on November 18, 1995, in Salem. Linda graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1989, with a degree in Elementary Education. She worked with children until her retirement. She worked part time at Kentucky Fried Chicken. Linda enjoyed spending time with her family and friends along with listening to country, bluegrass and Elvis music. Linda was a member of the Salem Congregational Church.
She is survived by her husband, Bob of Salem; her children, Michael (John) Flaherty of Des Moines, Warren (Sheila) Barton of Salem and Terry (Tina) Barton of Mt. Pleasant; seven grandchildren, Alyssa (Tyler) Gibson, Mallarie (Joe) Schafer, Collin (Alyssa) Huff and Brianna (Chase) Flaherty, Tyson Sammons, Traden Barton and Brody Barton; five great-grandchildren, Henry, Grace, Llewyn, Leonard and Kate; her brother, Doyce (Jeannette) Michelson; two sisters, Sandy Smith and Karen Hanig; her son-in-law, Doug Huff; and a sister-in-law, Beverly Johnson.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Michele; one brother, Marvin; and a daughter-in-law, Cathy Flaherty,
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 3 p.m. at the Salem South Cemetery with Rev. John Chaplin officiating. Friends may call from 2 until 7 p.m. on Friday at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant. The family will not be present. Memorials may be directed to the Salem Congregational Church in her memory.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murphyfuneralandmonuments.com.
Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant, is caring for her arrangements.