Alberta Joan Caton

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Alberta Joan Caton "Auntie Bert," age 74, peacefully passed away Dec. 9, 2006, at the Independence Medical Center in Independence, Mo., with her beloved family members at her bedside. She was born Feb. 3, 1932, in Vernon County, Mo., to Orville Eugene Caton and Glenn Christine Hood Caton who she adored and who preceded her in death.

Alberta was born in Vernon County, and spent her youth here. She spent her adult life in Independence. She retired from Midwest Nut and Bolt Company, where she had been a reliable employee in the accounting department for many years. In the years following her retirement, she had time to tend to her family, showering her nieces and nephews with her unwavering love. After suffering a stroke three years ago, she moved to the Monterey Park Nursing Center where she entertained the kind attentive staff with her witty personality. Being crowned their "Queen" was a proud moment in her life.

She leaves behind her brother, Orville "Sonny" Caton, Independence; two sisters, Marjorie Juanita Lyon, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Norma Jean Black and her husband Rea, Kansas City, Mo.; eight nieces and nephews, 15 great-nieces and nephews and three great-great-nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Newton Burial Park, Nevada, with Don Scardino and Greg Clouse officiating. Friends may call now and until 1 p.m., on Wednesday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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