Barton, Edna M. (Parradee), a 55 year resident of the South Bay area, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2009 in Torrance, CA at the age of 80. Born October 17, 1929, in Wichita, KS to John and Mildred Parradee, Edna moved to California in 1951 and raised four children on her own after the passing of her husband, James U. Barton, in 1965. Edna worked as an accountant for Hughes Aircraft for over 12 years. After her retirement in 1994, Edna enjoyed photography, painting, working on crafts projects, taking trips with the YMCA and teaching dance.
She is survived by sons, Mark Barton and his wife Tammi of Abilene, KS, Mike Barton and his wife Pam of Redondo Beach, CA, Craig Barton and his wife Olga of Torrance, CA, and daughter, Joan Preston of Ramona, CA. Grandchildren James Preston, Clayton Barton, Robert John Dathe, Jessica Barton, Lily Barton and Bryan Barton. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Mitchell, her sister Juanita Schwartz and brothers Loythel, William, John Jr. and George Parradee.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in her name to the Torrance Memorial Medical Center New Patient Tower online at torrancememorial.org
or at the service.
The Service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel at 5310 Torrance Blvd on Friday, December 11, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. A reception will follow in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room until 12:30 P.M.