Dortha Jean (Taylor) Ishmael

February 6, 1932 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 88)



Jean was born February 6th, 1932 In Randolph County, Arkansas near Ravenden Springs to Moody and Mabel Taylor. She graduated from Couch High School at the age of 16.

August 1952, when she was 20, she married Ray Barton of Tulsa Oklahoma. They had 5 children, Don, David, Patricia, James, and Doug.

In October of 1989, she married an old friend, Lane Ishmael. They spent many years travelling and exploring the US by car and fishing.

Jean retired from Frank Murphy Manufacturing in Tulsa, OK after 29 years.

She was a member of the Lee and Walnut Church of Christ in Sapulpa, OK.

Jean passed away Monday January 18th at St. John’s Medical Center in Tulsa, OK at the age of 88.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lane, sons – Don, David, and James Barton, daughter Patricia Worthington, and grandson Dylan Duvall.

Jean is survived by her son Doug and his wife Shirley Barton of Sapulpa, daughters-in-law Beckie Barton of Sapulpa, and Karen Roberts of Glencoe, 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, and sister Davine Miller of Oregon along with many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are being handled by Smith Funeral Home, Sapulpa, OK.



I've shut the door on yesterday
it's sorrows and mistakes,
I've looked within its gloomy walls,
past failures and heartaches.
and now I throw the key away,
to seek another room,
and function it with hope and smiles,
and every springtime bloom.
no thought shall enter this abode,
that has a hint of pain,
and envy, malice, and distrust,
shall never entrance gain.
I've shut the door on yesterday,
and thrown the key away,
tomorrow holds no fear for me,
since I have found today.....

--Author Unknown

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Memorial Service
January 22, 2021

2:00 PM
Lee & Walnut Church of Christ
101 S Walnut
Sapulpa, OK 74066

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