L. “Peg” Marguerite Barto

March 18, 1920 - January 31, 2015
L. “Peg” Marguerite Barto


L. Marguerite ‘Peg’ Barto, 94, a former lifelong resident of Montgomery, currently residing in Leland, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 31st, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Home, in Wilmington, North Carolina, surrounded by her loving family.

Peg was born in Montgomery, PA on March 18, 1920, a daughter of the late Lillian (Dunn) and Lloyd Starr.

She was a lifetime member of St. John’s Lutheran “Brick Church” in Montgomery, PA . A devout woman, there was no greater love in Peg’s life than to God, her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for the many wonderful years of her life.

An unconditional caring and loving woman, Peg was once named Woman of the Year in Lycoming County for volunteering over 4500 hours at the Muncy Valley Hospital as well as being a caregiver to many people through letters, phone calls and visits. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who truly cared for and loved her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years on November 10, 2009, Ralph ‘Pat’ Barto, and by a brother, Glenn Starr.

Peg is survived by three sons, Robert Barto, and his wife Patti, of North Carolina; William Barto, and his wife Terry, of Tennessee and Phillip Barto, and his fiancee, Anne, of North Carolina.

She is also survived by a daughter in law, Donna Barto of New York along with a niece, Cathy Smith.

Peg was the loving grandmother of seven grandchildren, Brenda Breznik, James Barto, Angela Woo, Tyrone Barto, Casey Gleghorn, Jessica Fujimaki, Justin Gleghorn and great grandmother to 6, and great great-grandmother to one.

A Funeral Service will be held at John’s Lutheran “Brick Church”, Montgomery, PA, at 11 AM on Friday, February 6th, with Pastor Viking Dietrich officiating. Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing Friday from 9 AM – 11 AM prior to the service at the church.

Peg will be laid to rest alongside her husband, in St. John’s Cemetery, Montgomery, immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Brick Church Montgomery, PA.

The Family has entrust Wilmington Funeral & Cremation with Mrs. Barto’s local arrangements.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • February 02, 2015
    Clarence and Melinda Hales says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Peg was very special to us. It was a joy and privilege to know her and we will truly miss her Melinda and Clarence