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“I am so sorry that I just saw this, Alvin was a very kind and loving person, I wish I had gotten Braylee to see him one more time before his passing. ”
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“David, So for your loss. Sending prayers from my family ”
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Alvin A. Barton, 88 of Sterling died Saturday January 9, 2021 at his home.

He was born on May 3, 1932 in Truman, Arkansas the son of Elijah W. and Edith (Dickens) Barton and he had served in the US Airforce during the Korean War. He married Martha Jane Johnson on November 20, 1954 in Wichita, TX. She died May 5, 1991. He later married Margaret M. (Harms) Rowzee on June 12, 1993. Alvin was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling as a welder for several years before retiring. He was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church where he had served as an usher and greeter. He enjoyed painting, raising game birds, fishing and golfing. He took great pride in working in his yard and keeping it up.

Survivors include his wife, Marge; children: Ronald (Debra) Barton of Hope Mills, NC, David Barton of Rock Falls, LaRin (Ron) Rangel of Sterling, Thomas (Cheryl) Rowzee, John (Chris) Rowzee and Mark (Jennifer) Rowzee all of Rock Falls; his brother Eligh (Irene) Barton of Sterling; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers: William and Franklin; and one sister Janet Roach.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday January 13, 2021 from 10 -11 AM followed by the funeral at 11 AM at Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. Burial will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling