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OBITUARY - ETTA "ARLEEN" (BARTON) ELSWICK

Etta Arleen ELSWICK was born November 24, 1909 at Woodburn, Iowa, to James Franklin and Laura Margaret (DARLINGTON) BARTON.

Arleen graduated from Kellerton high school and from the Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She taught country school in Athens township for four years.

On April 10, 1935, she was united in marriage to Norman Francis ELSWICK in Creston, Iowa.

Arleen and Norman lived and farmed for the next 55 years in Riley township. She was a member of the Kellerton Methodist Church, the U.M.W. and was a member of the O & E Club of rural Lamoni, Iowa.

Norman died on January 13, 1987, and Arleen moved to the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr in January of 1990. Arleen died at the Clearview Home on November 26, 2000.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Laura BARTON; husband Norman ELSWICK; infant twins, Sharon Kay and Barton Francis; sisters, Birdie BILLETT and Twyla WAGNER; brothers, Pearl, Glenn, Oscar, Adrain and Walter BARTON.

Survivors include her children Lyman ELSWICK and wife Carolyn of Maryville, Missouri, Sue PARSONS and husband Don of Norwalk, Iowa and Sheila GROTE and husband Galen of Sac City, Iowa; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Grace ELSWICK and Greta CARTWRIGHT and husband Jesse all of Lamoni; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at United Methodist Church, Kellerton, with Pastor Rick HAWKINS officiating. Musicians were Louise MEADOWS and Richard JACKSON. Casket bearers were Brian ELSWICK, Mark FREIER, Don L. PARSONS, Robert BARTON, Mark RICHARDSON and George BARTON. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne RICHARDSON, Richard BARNES, Jesse CARTWRIGHT, Glen SISSEL, Keith ELLIOTT and Ronald SIMPSON.

Arleen was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni. Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of the arrangements.

SOURCE: genealogybuff.com

Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010

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