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Berniece M. Barton, 78

Berniece M. Barton, age 78 years, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Warrensburg Manor, Warrensburg, Mo. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Mo. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Berniece will be laid to rest in Murray Cemetery in Squires, Mo., next to her mother. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be left in care of the funeral home.
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Berniece was born in the Ozarks of Foil, Mo. She was the youngest of nine children born unto George and Ella Durham.
She is survived by her sister, Glenda (Casey) Jones, and her brother, O’Dean (Glennie) Durham. She was mother to Rick (Penny) Cantwell, Doug (Vicki) Cantwell, Lynden Cantwell, and Christopher (Angel) Barton. She had several beloved grandchildren, Adam, Catrina, Brandon, Cody, Tiffany, Bailey, and Rilee; and several beloved step-grandchildren.
She retired from Research Medical Center of Kansas City, Mo.
Berniece was a free spirit that loved to travel and spend time with her family and friends. She took great pride in raising her four boys. Always young at heart, she brought joy to many.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Mo.