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Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Barton

August 25, 1972 — April 30, 2022


Mary Elizabeth "Beth" (Smith) Barton, age 49 of Frankfort and formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at IU Arnett in Lafayette. She was born in Portsmouth, Rhode Island on August 25, 1972.

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 her son, Robert Nile Barton; her mother, Becky (Dorsey) Schetzsle of Summitville; her father and mother in-law, Joe & Sharon Barton of Crawfordsville; her 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 & Betty Dillman.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington St, in Crawfordsville on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The celebration of life service will be on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 11:00 am 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 Share memories and condolences online at

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

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