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Oleta Stockbridge Barton
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 • Posted June 24, 2009

Oleta Stockbridge Barton, of Mason, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, which was her 92nd birthday.

Oleta Naomi Adams was born June 16, 1917, in the Field Creek Community of Llano County to Clarence Adams and Louella Marshall Adams. She grew up in the Pontotoc area and graduated from Pontotoc High School. She attended beauty school in San Angelo and became a beautician. On June 28, 1935, she married Dewey Stockbridge in Mason County. They were blessed with four children and she was a dedicated wife and mother.

She owned and operated Oleta’s Beauty Shop for many years. She was a member of the Mason Church of Christ and was very involved in their ministry. She also worked at hospice. In her spare time, Oleta loved to play canasta and dominoes with her friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Stockbridge in 1978. She married Bill Barton on May 7, 1986, and he preceded her in death in 1989. She is survived by three sons: Paul Stockbridge and wife Betty of Blufton; Donnie Stockbridge and wife Sue of Mason; Randy Stockbridge and wife Connie of Mason; and one daughter: Lougenia Kidd and husband Gene of Katemcy.

She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Terry Kidd, Sherri Simon, Roddie Stockbridge, Donna Stockbridge, Bart Stockbridge, Denver Stockbridge, Regina Stockbridge, Dewey Stockbridge and Leslie Becker as well as by eleven great-grandchildren: Miranda Kidd, Miriah Kidd, Grant Sanders, Ronald Stockbridge, Regan Stockbridge, Wesley Simon, Casey Simon, Aubrey Becker, Chance Stockbridge, Kenley Stockbridge and Brooke Stockbridge.

Funeral services for Oleta Stockbridge Barton were held on Thursday, June 18, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at the Union Band Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.

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