May 12, 1951 ~ June 30, 2021
Karen Jean Holmes Barton was born on May 12, 1951 in Baton Rouge, LA. She died on June 30, 2021, at the age of 70. She was the eldest of three children born to Jack & Jean Holmes. She graduated from Istrouma High School and Our Lady of the Lake Nursing School and later she retired from Our Lady of the Lake Hospital where she spent her entire career as an RN. She had a talent for many things including cake decorating, sewing, scrapbooking, drawing, singing and playing the piano. She spent many years as an avid member of Winbourne Baptist Church where she was an active participant in the adult choir, served as the Director of the Children’s choir as well as a Kindergarten teacher. She was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Jean Holmes. Survivors include sons Brandon Chet Barton (Cory), and Corey Kent Barton (Amie). Grandchildren Skyler Barton, Patrick Holwager, Katelynn Barton, Preston Holwager, Zachary Barton, Rileigh Barton, Gavin Barton, and Shane Barton. Her brothers, Jack Holmes (Beverly) and Gary Holmes. A memorial visitation will be held at Zoar Baptist Church, 11848 Hooper Rd., Baton Rouge, LA, on Friday, July 2, 2021, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Service to Follow. The family would also like to thank the staffs of La Plantation and Landmark South for the care of their mother.