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Hilda Rose Barton

October 27, 1925 — January 20, 2021

LOVING – Hilda Rose Seely Barton, 95, died Jan. 20, 2021, in Loving, Texas – and not with or from COVID-19! Celebration of Life service is 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Aledo Christian School gym, 400 Queen St., Aledo, Texas. Visitation is 9-10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25, at White’s Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford, Texas. Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at Annetta Cemetery in Annetta. Rose has graduated to Heaven, receiving a passing grade of “Well done, good and faithful servant!” Rose was born Oct. 27, 1925, to Bertha Beatrice and Frank Lafayette Seely, Sr., and her brother, Frank, Jr., in Emhouse, Texas. She went to high school in Emhouse and received her degree from Mary Hardin Baylor. Rose met Grady, her future husband, while they were teaching in Burnett, Texas. Rose was an English teacher. She loved teaching and all things writing, poetry, and literature. Once she became a mother in 1954, she left teaching and stayed at home, raising her family. In 1971, she and Grady founded Aledo Christian Center. After Grady’s death in 2013, Rose wrote a book telling many stories about their faith journey and the incredible miracles that they witnessed and were directly impacted by during their 61 years together. Rose was a living testament to the power of prayer and the importance of discipleship. Her teaching “career” didn’t end when she left the school in 1954, for she taught countless people, of all ages, the importance of prayer and HOW to pray effectively. Rose, known as a powerful prayer warrior, believed that everything should be prayed about and that the prayer shouldn’t end until there was a breakthrough. She also discipled many people in prayer, teaching them how to listen for and to hear the voice of God. She knew the importance of forgiveness and taught those around her how to walk through that battle. Rose always had a song in her heart and on her lips, and those who knew her can attest that either a hymn, song, or prayer was always heard when she was around. She was a spiritual mother and grandmother to many, and her legacy lives on in the thousands of lives who were touched by her love, prayers, and the Godly example she exhibited each day of her life. Rose is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Grady Barton. She is survived by her son, David Barton and his wife, Cheryl; daughter, Rose Ann Gingles and her husband, Harris; daughter, Nancy Dunlap and her husband, Terry; grandchildren, Joni and Jarid Yankus, Damaris and Cain Schuler, Nathan and Mary Gingles, Timothy and Gabi Barton, Dustin and Tessara Dunlap, Stephen and Kelli Barton, and Derek and Riley Jo Dunlap; great-grandchildren, Trinity Dunlap, Tate Dunlap, Wyatt Dunlap, Barrett Schuler, Gunner Dunlap, Rocco Yankus, Ellery Schuler, Charlotte Dunlap, Fiona Yankus, Daisy Yankus, Jethro Schuler, Caroline Dunlap, Indigo Yankus, Jacob Dunlap, and Finley Barton; sister-in-law, Lola Seely; other nieces, nephews and cousins; and countless spiritual children and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Beyond Faith Hospice of Graham, http://www.beyondfaithhospice.com/hospice-care-graham or WallBuilders, www.wallbuilders.com. White’s Funeral Home
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Visitation

Monday, January 25, 2021

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

White's Funeral Home -Weatherford

130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford, TX 76086

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Monday, January 25, 2021

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