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Lela Taylor Barton, 85, of Carlisle, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday, March 27, 2010, in the Chapel Pointe Health Center in Carlisle. She was born on Friday, November 21, 1924, in Woodbine, KY, a daughter of the late Elbert and Laura (Nicholson) Taylor and the widow of John L. Barton, who died March 28, 1991. She and John were former residents of Berea, KY, Lexington, KY and Vista, CA.

Lela graduated from Berea College, where she earned her bachelors degree in Home Economics. She was a loving mother and homemaker, and had been a real estate agent in Berea for many years. Lela was active in several community organizations and the Women’s Club.

She is survived by three daughters; Ann (and her husband, Don) Franklin, COL (Ret) Ruth (and her husband, LTC (Ret) Edward J. "Woodie") Collins, Jr. both of Carlisle and Karen Barton of Lexington, KY, one son, Mark (and his wife, Cookie) Barton of Scott Depot, WV, a grandson, Sean E. Collins of Carlisle, two sisters-in-law, Martha Alsip of El Centro, CA and Martha Barton of Richmond, KY and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2010, in the Henry Chapel at Chapel Pointe, 770 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Walt Frankenberry officiating. A viewing will be on Monday from 3 p.m. until time of the services. Burial will be in the Berea Cemetery in Berea, KY. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Chapel Pointe at Carlisle, 770 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013 or Hospice of Central PA, P.O. Box 266, Enola, PA 17025 or to Berea College, 101 Chestnut St., Berea, KY 40403-9952.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Aunt Lela. Please take comfort in knowing she is in Gods loving arms.

Estill, Jane & Martha
Dear Ann & Ruth & family,
I am so sorry to hear of lela's passing. I had known Lela for over 4 years, and we had many special moments together. She was truely a very sweet person, with a wonderful, loving family. god bless you all.

Love, Rita McAlister  cna at c/p
We will miss her ever present smile and laughter, but we have so many fond memories from our time in Kentucky and her time in California.

Karen and Rick Barbera
Very sorry to hear about your mother. You and your family are in my prayers.

Billy Barrows
Mark and Family,

We are saddened to hear about the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jim & Leonika Allen
I loved her. She was a second mother to me and gave me much used advice.  Please know I will keep all of you in my prayers.  I know you will miss her. Having her so close was so good for you and Sean and
Woodie.  Sending love and patience for time.

Janet L. Martin
How very, very sad it was to learn of your mom's passing. I loved being her "special" daughter and I will always keep that close to my heart. She has surely joined all those angels she so loved. Many, many thoughts and prayers are with you, Woodie and Sean, Ann, Karen,  Mark and their  families.  With my much love, George & Marilla Cushman

George & Marilla Cushman
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.  It is satisfying to know that the Lord has called his special daughter home to be with him forever.

Lou and Pat Manzi
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom..I only knew her a short while but she was definately an inspiration

Ruth McManus Hospice of Central Pa

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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
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