Ronda René Barta

Ronda “René” (Thornton) Barta, 58, of Lawrence, KS, died on February 18, 2023, in Lawrence, KS.

René is survived by her sons Anthony (Hayley) Barta of Derby, KS, and Tyler (Janelle) Barta of Eudora, KS; grandchildren Holden, Lowen, Huck, Jack, and Delilah; parents Ronald, Jr., and Sandra Thornton; brother Mike (Lisa) Thornton; and cousin Matthew Thornton.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald William Thornton, III, in 2018.

Ronda “René” Thornton was born on January 16, 1965, in Pittsburgh, PA, to Ronald William Thornton, Jr., and Sandra Kay (Smith) Thornton.

She graduated from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, KS, in 1983.

On August 22, 1987, she married Myk Barta in Lawrence, KS. They divorced in 2015.

She most recently worked in tech support at Draiver.

A public Celebration of Life will be held from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. on Mar 5, 2023, at Family of Faith, 2295 N. 1300 Rd., Eudora, KS, 66025.

Messages & Condolences

From Jaime Peterson...

I am so heartbroken with the passing of my best friend of 30 years. She always made me smile with her laugh and live. She graciously opened her home to me and we became roommates in October. I will miss you so much my love, therapist and BFF! You are now pain free, can’t wait to see you in heaven.

From ron thornton...

a long time ago, this beautiful little girl was born into this family and the father was so happy because there hadnt been a female born into the family in 84 years, and the father dearly loved that child so. dad

From Dayna Lee...

Once upon a time, a long time ago, my brother Myk married a beautiful woman named Rene’. She was sweet and goofy. She made 2 fantastic boys. She and Myk eventually divorced, but she was and is forever my sister. She will be missed. She will be remembered. It’s definitely not fair that she is gone. I believe in Heaven and I believe that we’ll see each other again one day.

From Rixk Werner...

So sorry to see this. I have great memories of her from marching band many many years ago. Always had a smile on her face.

From Tammy Wilkins...

Rene and I were close when we were both young teenagers. Of which I have very fond memories of our times together. My thoughts are with her friends and family during this time of sadness.

From Penny...

My heart is sad knowing we can never talk again on this side.

From Carmen Hocking...

Cherish the beautiful memories and remember love never dies.

It was so nice meeting Renee many years ago when she came to my house. We realized how much we had in common. She will be missed.

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