Marita Barton, 79 of Vernon, died on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Darrell Willie. Interment will be at Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
Barton was born Saturday, Aug. 11, 1934 in Roff, Okla. She was the daughter of the late James Spivey Peterson and the late Audrey Roberts Peterson. She married Marion (Skip) Peterson on April 10, 1974 in Norman, Okla. He preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 2003. She was a waitress for Hillcrest Country Club and Betty’s Restaurant. She enjoyed quilting, flowers and working in her yard. She was a member of Vernon VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She had lived in Vernon for the past 40 years.
She is survived by one son, Michael Peterson of Nocona; two daughters, Lorita Wetherington of Norman, Okla., and Angie Peterson Rushing of Vernon; two brothers, Russell Peterson of Roff, Okla., and Jimmy Peterson of Edmond, Okla.; two sisters, Betty Wood of Shawnee, Okla., and Katie Latimer of Midwest City, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 at Sullivan Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to favorite charity.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com