Funeral services for Reba Jean (Dilley) Barton, 86, of Sperry, were held Friday, October 21, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Sperry, OK. Reverend Andy Anquoe officiated and burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, OK. Casket bearers were Bryce Carter, Larry Eddings, Jeff Carter, Bill Fisher, Larry Carter, and Junior Maybee. Honorary casket bearers were Jeff Bailey, Jerry Byrd and Frank Smith.
Reba was born July 5, 1930 in Sperry, OK to Wash and Grace B. (Rickey) Dilley. She passed away October 17, 2016 in Sperry, OK.
Reba was one of ten children and was delivered by Dr. B.H. Humphrey (as was all four of their children). She lived her entire life in rural northeastern Oklahoma, including Sperry. Reba was a graduate of Sperry High School, Class of 1948; and attended Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater. She married Carl Gene Barton on August 1, 1952 in Sperry and the celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in 2007. Reba and Carl were blessed with four children, Karla, Rickey, Randy and Carol. She worked for Coke-A-Cola, the US Postal Service, and for Sperry Public Schools where she retired after 22 years as the school treasurer. Reba was a lifetime member of Sperry First Baptist Church as a Sunday School Teacher, nursery worker, Vacation Bible School worker and Falls Creek Volunteer, devoted WMU leader/member and numerous other positions. Reba also served as a Cemetery Board member for a number of years. She truly loved working outside in the yard and burning anything, going on anniversary trips with Carl, Mary Ann and Robert Stearns, having sister parties with card games, dominoes and a big ol’ pot of brown beans, and family trips to the beach and the mountains. Reba loved her children and grandchildren unconditionally and loved spending time with them.
She is survived by her children, Karla Ready and husband Gary of Skiatook, Rickey Barton and wife Kimmy of Sperry, Randy Barton of Tulsa, and Carol Folger and husband Rob of Tulsa; grandchildren, Jamie Ready, Austin Barton, Taylor Barton, Brooklyn Clews, Jenifer Ready, Benjamin Barton, Zachary Barton, and Sydney Folger; great-grandson, Max Hughes; sister, Doris Rogers of Moore; brother, Gail Dilley of Mannford; brother-in-law, Jimmy Reeves of Skiatook; numerous nieces and nephews; many other relatives and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Gene Barton; parents, Wash and Grace Dilley; sisters, Marcie Young, Donna West, Colleen Raimondi, Bonita Reeves, and Janice Parker; and brothers, Lewis Dean Dilley and Everett Dilley.
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