Barbara J. Wigton, 93, formerly of Butler, PA passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 in Duluth Georgia, where she had resided with her daughter, Sue.
Born September 8, 1926, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth (Boring) Johnson.
She married Dr. F. T. (Tom) Wigton June 10, 1947, had 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and 14 great-grand children. He was the love of her life.
A graduate of Allegheny College, she taught first grade in the Butler Area School District. She was also on the start-up board of Penn Christian Academy.
She helped with Meals on Wheels, and was involved in the Art Assoc. of Butler County.
She enjoyed painting, golfing, sewing, making apple pies and apple dumplings, playing the piano, playing cards and spending time with her family.
She was a former member of Calvary Presbyterian Church here in Butler where she taught Sunday School and Westminster Presbyterian Church. In Georgia, she was a member of Peachtree Corners Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church. She was a woman of great faith in Jesus Christ and she prayed for her family and friends to embrace the truth of the Gospel. She quietly lived out her beliefs and leaves a legacy of faith, prayer and love for others.
Barbara had a great sense of humor and her smile lit up a room. The sound of her laughter will be missed.
Surviving are her children: Susan Benner of Duluth GA, William (Gerry) Wigton, Jeffrey (Jan) Wigton, all of Butler and David Wigton of Holmes Beach, FL. Her grandchildren: Matthew (Teresa) Benner, Lori (Joshua) Jackson, Gregg Benner, Rachel (Daniel) McMurry; Kathryn (Derrick) Howryla, Jessica Wigton; Jennifer Wigton, Ann (Travis) Reges, Thomas (Christie) Wigton; Brett Wigton. Her great-grandchildren: Graham and Owen Benner, Jordan, Emma and Eli Jackson, Ethan and Seth Howryla, Lenore and Vada Reges, Rowan Wigton, Connor, Rooney and Zula Wigton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Tom, her son-in-law, Lee, and her daughter-in-law, Becky.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 East North St., Butler, PA 16001.
Due to the many restrictions imposed because of the Coronavirus, there will not be a public visitation. In the future, there will be a public Memorial Service.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.