Nana Barton did not take to either of daughters-in-law; Emma and Moira. In September 2013 Moira contacted Nana Barton to ask for a loan to keep the family farm going. However, she declined Moira's request due to her relationship with Cain Dingle, whom she had an affair with whilst John was alive.
In September 2015, Nana Barton suffered two strokes, so James went to look after her. Finn visited Nana Barton in August 2017. By October that year, Nana Barton had outlived both of her sons, two of her grandchildren; Holly & Finn and her daughter in law; Emma, although she didn't attend any of their funerals.