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Barron, Jack T1941

D.O.D 01/25/2013 - Jack T. Barron, 93, of Beatrice, Nebraska, died at the Beatrice Manor on Friday morning, Jan. 25, 2013.

He was an ordained minister of the Christian Church (DOC) for 61 years. He received his BA and MA Degrees from Phillips University at Enid, Okla., and his M.Div. Degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York, N.Y.

During World War II, from 1943 to 1946, he served in the amphibious branch of the U.S. Navy in the European Theatre. After his first pastorate in Barbourville, Ky., he and his wife Marjorie served as missionaries for the Christian Church in the equatorial province of the Belgian Congo.

Returning to the United States, he served three pastorates of nine years each in Independence and Emporia, Kan., and Beatrice. After retiring, they served as interim ministers in nine churches in four states. He enjoyed reading, gardening, playing cards and writing five manuscripts.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie of Beatrice; two sons, Mark Barron and John Barron ; one daughter, Anne Collins.