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Martha Ellen Barto, a 71-year-old Trenton resident, passed away at 8:16 a.m., Sunday April 14, 2024 at the Kansas City Hospice House.

She is to be cremated under the direction of Slater-Neal Funeral Home, with a celebration to be held at a later date.

Martha Ellen Barto was born November 12, 1952 in Cleveland, OH to Robert Dale Wright and Mary Ellen Bussey. Martha was an LPN and worked as a nursing home administrator and did compliance and closure of nursing homes from locally to Kansas City and St. Louis areas.

Surviving relatives include her daughters, Mary Hagan of Kansas City, MO and Lisa Barto of California; a son, Chester Barto III of Milan, MO; a sister Lura Meyers of Eddyville, IA; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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