In loving memory of

Debra K. Barton
March 7, 1958 - September 2, 2021


Killen, Alabama - Debra Kay Barton, 63, Formerly of Muscatine, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at her home.

A private family graveside service will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend Dan Schoepf will officiate. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family in care of, Joe Barton. Online condolences may be made at

Debra was born on March 7, 1958, in Muscatine, the daughter of Wesley LeRoy and Dixie Lee Erkson Brookhart. She married Joseph Howard Barton on November 14, 1983, in Muscatine.

Debra went to Muscatine High School and attended Muscatine community College. She enjoyed praying, spending time with family, and reading God's Word. Debra loved to sing.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Joe Barton; her son, Eric Barton and his wife, Kaleena; four grandchildren, Judah, Issac, Malachi, and Kierci; and her sisters, Vicki Lawhead and her husband, Carlin, Kathy Healy and her husband, Liam, Mary Morgan and her husband, Mike.

She is preceded in death by her parents and both maternal and paternal grandparents.


Dona Pearce wrote on Sep 25, 2021:

"Joe and family - I am so sorry to hear this and send my sincere condolences. Deb was a nice neighbor (as were you, Joe), and I enjoyed knowing both of you when we lived next door to each other. May the thoughts and prayers of so many friends give you strength during this sad time. Deb will be greatly missed."

Joe and Brenda Conaway wrote on Sep 22, 2021:

"Joe and family Brenda and I are so very sorry for your families loss. We are praying the God will give you the comfort you need in these times. Joe and Brenda Conaway"

Shellie wrote on Sep 22, 2021:

"Heaven has a loyal prayer warrior - she will be missed. Shellie Clyde"

Susan Ursin wrote on Sep 20, 2021:

"Dearest Joe and family - Deb was a mighty woman of God, a friend and prayer partner to so many. She was an inspiration and will be greatly missed. May the peace of God give you grace during this time. Many are praying for you. Susan Ursin"

Eldon Jr. And Debbie Ballenger wrote on Sep 20, 2021:

"Joe and Family, My wife and I are so sorry to hear the passing of your loved one...Please know you all are in our thoughts during this sad sad time... Eldon Jr. And Debbie Ballenger"

Denise & Wendell Wright wrote on Sep 20, 2021:

"Joe and Eric, Wendell and I are so sorry for your loss. Praying that God will strengthen you and give you peace."