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Mary Elizabeth 'Beth' (Smith) Barton

Mary Elizabeth ‘Beth' (Smith) Barton

Aug. 25, 1972-April 30, 2022


Mary Elizabeth “Beth” (Smith) Barton, 49, of Frankfort and formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022, at IU Arnett in Lafayette.

She was born Aug. 25, 1972, at Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

Beth graduated from North Montgomery High School in 1990 and graduated from Ivy Tech with a nursing degree.  Throughout the years she was a LPN at various nursing homes, medical offices and worked in home health care. After the birth of her son, she became a stay-at-home mom. She loved doing crafts, art and riding the Harley with her husband; but most of all she loved being a mom. 

On May 24, 2010, she married the love of her life, David Barton of Frankfort, who survives. She is also survived by son Robert Nile Barton; mother Becky (Dorsey) Schetzsle of Summitville; father- and mother-in-law Joe and Sharon Barton of Crawfordsville; sister-in-law Jennifer (Damon) Claycomb of Brownsburg; and three nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Carlos “Corky” Schetzsle, and grandparents, Robert and Betty Dillman.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville. The celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5 at the funeral home, with Aaron Bridgham officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana, 435 Limestone St., Indianapolis, IN 46202 or donate online at 

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