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Jarold Arthur Barta

March 13, 1938 ~ June 6, 2021 (age 83)

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Jarold’s life began on March 13, 1938, the son of Jerry Anton and Esther Anna (Essig) Barta in Salina, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High Class of 1956 and attended one year of college at Kansas Wesleyan in Salina. He married Donna Marie McCullough on September 1, 2001 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

He was a salesman for Pepsi, owned an A & W, Frigid Queen, a motel, City Plumbing and Miss Lizzy’s. He enjoyed working, was a member of First Christian Church where he was a trustee. He was also a Chamber of Commerce Board and Motel Board member. He and Donna enjoyed traveling around the country and Turkey.

His loving family includes his wife of the home; daughter and her husband Rhonda and Robert Woods of Woodbridge, Virginia; stepchildren, Jennifer Del Rio (Alex) of Wichita, Kansas, Ellen Spencer (Chuck), Jeremy Thiessen and Jason Thiessen all of Potwin, Kansas; grandchildren, Michael, Victoria, Valerie, Adrian and Aja.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Russell Barta and a sister, Katherine Heck. Jarold passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at the age of 83 years old.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 15 S. 1st Street, Herington. Interment will be held at the Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, Kansas at 4:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Gideons International in care of Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, Kansas 67449. Please sign his online guest book and leave a memory of Jarold at

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Funeral Service
June 12, 2021

1:30 PM
First Christian Church (Herington)

June 12, 2021

4:00 PM
Bennington Cemetery
824 N. nelson St
Bennington, KS 67422


Gideons International
c/o Lamb Funeral Home, PO Box 358, Whitewater KS 67154
Tel: 1-316-799-2000

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