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Barbara M. Atherton

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 27th, 2013

MENDOTA - Barbara M. Atherton, 82, of Mendota died Feb. 26, 2013 at the Mendota Lutheran Home.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 1 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Mendota with Rev. Dale Peterson officiating. Burial will be at Restland Memorial Gardens, Mendota. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Schwarz Funeral Home, Mendota.

Pallbearers will be Brian and Jacob Atherton, Dean Hoobler, Bill Madden, Bill Pakenham and Roger Lane.

Mrs. Atherton was born Sept. 12, 1930 in Mendota to Harry and Gladys (Yost) Sauer. She married Robert Atherton on Aug. 21, 1949 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Mendota. He preceded her in death in September 1977.

Survivors include one son, Mark (Ellen) Atherton of Earlville; one daughter, Rebecca Atherton of Mendota; two grandsons, Brian (Christin) Atherton and Jacob (Amanda) Atherton; four great grandchildren, Maren, Mason, Claire and Raegan; and one brother, Harold (Geri) Sauer of Mendota.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, Michael in May 1954.

Mrs. Atherton was a 1948 graduate of Mendota High School. She worked with her husband and family on the family farm. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church, the church Circle Group, LaSalle County Farm Bureau and many card clubs.

Memorials may be directed to I.V.A.R. or Mendota Community Hospital.

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