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Clara Jo Wheeler Barton Case
Clara Jo Wheeler Barton Case

Funeral services for Clara Jo Wheeler Barton Case of West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Mrs. Case passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, Missouri.

Clara Case was born September 5, 1937, in Piney Community in Missouri to Bernice Wheeler. She received her education at Piney School, Missouri. Clara Jo was raised by her grandparents, John Paris and Clara Wheeler.

On August 18, 1955, she was married to Oren Barton at Alton, Missouri. On July 22, 1988, she was married to Charles Case at Koshkonong, Missouri.

Mrs. Case retired from Eaton/Invensys. She attended Calvary General Baptist Church. Clara enjoyed fishing, attending church, visiting friends and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Charles; two sons, DeWayne Barton and wife Stacy, Spring, Texas, Dean Barton and wife Chrisie, Willow Springs, Missouri; three daughters, Debbie Brawley Strain, Willow Springs, Missouri, Donna Parrott and husband Mike, Brownsburg, Indiana, and Darlene Wilson and husband Jerry, West Plains, Missouri; three step-children, Chuck Case, Cindy Hall, and Charlene Ware; grandchildren, Chad, Dustin, Brendon, Brittany, Katie, Tyler, Keegan, Dessie, Shelby, Hunter, Josh, Allen, Kim, Eric, Brandon and Ashley; 11 great-grandchildren with two on the way, and several extended family members.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Reverend Oren Barton; mother; grandparents; sons-in-law, Dwight Brawley and Jerry Strain; and sister, Sharon Kay Bailey.

Burial will be in Cave Springs Cemetery, Oregon County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.



  1. Mike and Shirley Roberts
    July 27, 2017 @ 5:41 pm

    Debbie and family. you are in our prayers and thoughts. So sorry for your loss.


  2. Dorothy Simpson
    July 27, 2017 @ 8:53 pm

    I loved working with you. And being your friend. Your at home now, but you sure will be missed here on earth.


  3. Chris Brown
    July 28, 2017 @ 2:39 am

    I am so sorry for your loss, Dean.
    Your family is in our families’ prayers.

    Chris Brown


  4. Robert and Traci Seely
    July 28, 2017 @ 11:35 am

    Our condolences to the family. What a wonderful lady.
    Bob and Traci Seely


  5. Michael Butt
    July 28, 2017 @ 12:36 pm

    My warmest thoughts and prayers go out to Clara’s family. Through her daughter Donna, who I work with, I have come to learn much about Clara, Charles and the family and understand there are many positive, memorable times you have shared together. May the knowledge that Clara is in Heaven, free from suffering, give you peace and comfort. God bless. –Michael Butt, Indianapolis


  6. Dubbie Buckler
    July 28, 2017 @ 1:25 pm

    Donna and Mike, the ALA National Headquarters staff holds you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry you were not able to arrive in Missouri before your mother left this life to go to the next. We hope memories from your last visit along with a lifetime of fond memories will help lift you through this sad time.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Dubbie Buckler, American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters


  7. Virginia Honeycutt
    July 28, 2017 @ 4:39 pm

    Goodbye to a wonderful lady. I love you, and will miss you. The family is in our prayers.


  8. Joyce Endres
    July 28, 2017 @ 4:53 pm

    Donna and Mike, our sympathy goes out to you and your family. May God bless you as you and your loving memories keep your Mom warm in your heart and mind forever.

    For every tear that falls, there’s a prayer in our hearts for you, ‘\
    Joyce and Leo, ALA Wisconsin


  9. wanda Hunter
    July 29, 2017 @ 7:29 am

    Darlene so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and family.


  10. John and Julie Smith
    July 29, 2017 @ 4:10 pm

    DeWayne and Stacy, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Losing a parent is one of life’s most difficult times.


  11. Riley and Alex Dawson
    July 29, 2017 @ 8:06 pm

    PA we very sorry for your loss we will all miss her very much. We love you! Josh, Riley, Alex, Katie, Quaid and Sam.


  12. Rita Navarrete
    July 31, 2017 @ 4:53 am

    My dear friend Donna…Know that my thoughts and prayers are with both you and Mike During this difficult time as a new day has arrived and reminds of “this is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it” ~Ps 118:24~ your family is blessed in having you o bring Peace in the midst of those things that have brought all of you to today. Yet, you will grieve and shed tears; however, you know your Mom has returned home. Rejoice! The moments shared with her are the memories that will fill your heart and bring smiles. Heavenly Father, continue to be with Donna & Mike and by the grace of God will continue to meet each day with God’s blessings. Deepest Sympathy, Rita Navarrete, Albuquerque, NM


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