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Funeral Service

Herington Community Building
Saturday June 12th, 2021

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Jarold Arthur Barta

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 www.ymzfh.com

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I will always remember his smile. He was always smiling. Rest in peace Jerry.

Linda Paro Jun 10 2021 12:00 AM

It was a blessing to know Jerry. He was always positive and a great Herington advocate. He did so much for the community. He will be missed. It was an honor and pleasure to know and work with him. Condolences to Donna and family at his passing. I'm sure he and Roger are enjoying their new heavenly home.

Ross Boelling Jun 9 2021 12:00 AM

Jerry you have been a good friend to me and Diane since we came to Herington in 89.We had some fun times together.There were some good times at Miss Lizzy with you and Diane and Wilma.Love you Jerry will miss you

Kenneth Walters Jun 8 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to Jerry's family. Jerry did so much for his community in so many ways. Rest in Peace Jerry. He will be missed for sure.

Mike and Lynn Salsbury Jun 8 2021 12:00 AM

Jerry and I worked together at the first Christian church. He worked the camera and I worked sound and projection. He was always there to greet me on Sunday mornings, shack my hand and tell me something great that happened that week. He was a great man who will be missed

Andrew magathan Jun 8 2021 12:00 AM

I worked for Jerry for awhile when he motel the motel, I was the night clerk

Caryn Osander Jun 8 2021 12:00 AM

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