Verna passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at her home in Otsego. She was born January 23, 1926 in Louisville, KY the daughter of Walter and Catherine (Lennart) Hartlage. Verna had worked at Tripps Department Store and had upholstered furniture for a short time. She loved to cook and enjoyed volunteering in the kitchen at Peace Lutheran Church making school lunches. Verna also enjoyed sewing and making crafts and had taken many items to the large craft show in Louisville. She was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego. On May 13, 1944 in Aiken County, South Carolina she married Malcom Barton who passed away in 2009. Surviving are her children, Patricia (John Delmar) Farmer of KY and Lewis (Ruth) Barton of Otsego; 8 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Velma Hatler and Rosemond Morris along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Michael and granddaughter, Tracy Barton. Friends may visit with Verna's family from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A graveside service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Monday, May 1, 2017 at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego with Pastor Nathaniel Timmermann officiating. Contributions in memory of Verna may be made to Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego or to Wings of Hope Hospice. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.