Rushville Republican

May 2, 2013

Melvin R. “Mel” Barton, 53

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Melvin R. “Mel” Barton, 53, a lifelong Rushville resident, passed away April 30, 2013, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

Mel was born Nov. 3, 1959, in Rushville to the late F. Randall and Martha Bell (Porter) Barton. He was a 1978 graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School and later received a Bachelors Degree and later a MBA in business from Indiana Wesleyan University. Mel married Angie Torline Neeb Nov. 11, 2011; she survives. Mel retired after 30 years as a supervisor for Copeland Corp. Mel enjoyed firearm and auto restoration, fishing, antiquing and had interests in history and genealogy.

In addition to his wife, Angie of Rushville, Mel leaves behind four sons, Ryan Barton of Alexandria, Va., Alex Barton, Eric Barton and Ryan Neeb, all of Rushville; daughter, Emily Neeb of Rushville; brother, Donald Porter of Rushville; three sisters, Rebecca Kay McCormick of Summerville S.C., Regina M. and husband Carl Cummings of Columbus and Susan and husband Elton Halcomb of Rushville; and several nieces and nephews.

Mel was preceded in death by his parents, F. Randall Barton and Martha Bell (Porter) Barton; niece, Amy McWhorter; and nephew, Chris McWhorter.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Moster Mortuary, Rushville with Rev. Jan Dimick presiding. Friends are welcome to share memories from 1 to 4 p.m. that same day at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to Donate Life Indiana or the Rushville Animal Shelter.

Services entrusted to Moster Mortuary.