Barbara Louise “Dusty” Walton, age 81, of Harrisburg passed away at 1:32 p.m. Sunday, Sept.15, 2013, at Harrisburg Medical Center.
Barbara was born on June 29, 1932, in Casagrande, Ariz., to the late Donald and Elsie (Johnson) Wilson. She married John T. Walton and he preceded her in death in 1984. She worked as a coal miner working at Peabody Eagle 2 for 11 years. In 1975, she was named Woman in Labor of the Year for the State of Illinois.
Surviving family members include her son: James Lloyd (Robin) See of Harrisburg; grandkids: Jamie (William) Church of Carrier Mills, James Lawrence See of Harrisburg, Allen Dale Morris Jr. of Eldorado, and Britni Lynn Morris of Equality; nine great-grandchildren; sister: Joyce Clark of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother: Leon Wilson of Ariz.; sister: Naomi Wilson; brother: Albert Gobin Turner of Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother: Donald Wilson.
There will be no services. Reed Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the obituary page at www.reedfuneralchapel.com.