Marvin Barton

June 28, 1938 — May 08, 2024

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Marvin Lee Barton, 85, passed away on May 8, 2024, at UnityPoint Taylor House.

Marvin was born to Helen and Vern Barton on June 28, 1938, here in Des Moines, Iowa. He was an East High graduate in 1957. Marvin was an Army Veteran and he was employed as a city bus driver for MTA for nearly 40 years. He met the love of his life his wife, Jaylene Kay (Murdock) Barton and they were married for 52 years. Marvin enjoyed fishing in Minnesota and playing cards at the bus garage. He also enjoyed going on trips with his wife.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jaylene; sons, Kevin and Ryan Barton (Maria); brother, Ron Barton; grandsons, Cael and Cody Barton; granddaughter, Rihanna Barton; Maria’s girls, Arianna and Anastasia; and many nieces and nephews.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Vern Barton; and his older brother, Clarence William Barton.

Family will greet friends on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines. Memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. also at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery following the service

Memorial contributions may be directed to UnityPoint Hospice in loving memory of Marvin.

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