Okey Barton

June 25, 1913 - June 27, 2013

06/25/1913 - 06/27/2013

Barton, Okey, 100, of St. Clairsville, Ohio formerly of Bellaire, died early Thursday morning at the East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry. Okey was born June 25, 1913, in Shadyside the son of the late Alexander and Myrtle Adams Barton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Alexander, Eddie, and Carl, and four sisters, Ella Brown, Viola Star, Faye Zonker, and Glenna Myers.

Okey is survived by a son, Okie Margie Barton of Clarksburg, Ohio and a daughter, Melda Gallaher of Powhatan Point, Ohio, a brother, Delmas Barton of Dillonvale, and a sister, Jessie Mayhew of St. Clairsville. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.

There will be no visitation or formal funeral service.
Condolences may be expressed at www. altmeyer.com

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Linda Berardi-McCulley Guevara
7 years ago

For all of Okeys family you are and will be in my prayers in your time of need. I will always remember him with a smile on his face and the way he could make me laugh. . He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Gladys Lee Mayhugh Landers
7 years ago

I will always remember Uncle Okey and his love for his dogs, and his friends. He was a unique and independent individual. He would have enjoyed telling everyone that he was 100 years old and could still remember many things of his past.

charlie schramm
7 years ago

Okey was one of the kindest men i have ever known he will be solely missed in the village of bellaire he was a true bellaire icon god bless his family and his friends r.i.p. okey thanks for letting us from shortys corner into your life .

Jo Ann Koher
7 years ago

To all of Okey’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. Okey was an awesome Man. He was always smiling and speaking to everyone he saw when he would walk past them on the streets of Bellaire. He will be missed. R.I.P. Okey. And Heaven got a Special angel when you walked through the pearly gates.

Janie Marthaler cassidy
7 years ago

To all of okeys family, I am so sorry for your loss, I have known okie for as long as I can remember, from sitting on the park benches with him during the carnivals, to sitting at the Belmont and drinking milk with him and him telling me stories about how Bellaire was “way back when”!!!! You will be missed old friend!!!!

Maryann Droll
7 years ago

To Okey’s Family —

I’m deeply saddened to hear of Okey’s passing, but glad for the heavenly kingdom that now holds another very special saint.

I met your dear one when I did music ministry at Park Health Center. Okey was one of my favorites; always a kind and loving smile on his face, and some story or parable to share.

When we had hymn-sings, he requested “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder,” telling me that it was either his mother’s or grandmother’s favorite hymn. To me, that hymn became “Okey’s Hymn,” and he never had to request it again — we just sang it whenever he was at the hymn-sing.

May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may you know that your dear one is there, joyfully filling a special place at heaven’s roll call.

PS — I can only hope that I blessed his life as much as he blessed mine.

Ever hoping . . .

Always in Jesus,

Maryann Music Ministry Volunteer