Jennie "Loretta" Barker

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Jennie "Loretta" Barker, 96, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Cedar Ridge, Cassville.

She was born Nov. 27, 1919, in Pana, Ill., the daughter of Isaac Paris and Gertie Susanna Phylena (Holben) Mabry. On May 22, 1939, in St. Charles, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Bud A. Barker, who preceded her in death on July 12, 1992. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one sister and three brothers.

Survivors include: one son, Newell Barker, of Bartlesville, Okla., and two grandchildren.

She received her education in Vandalia, Ill. She resided in Maracaibo, Venezuela, before moving to Missouri in 1967. For a few years she was a resident of Peachwood Manor in Cassville before moving to Cedar Ridge. She was a homemaker and member of Royal Neighbors of America.

Graveside services were held Thursday in Russell Cemetery, Butterfield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Jerry Nickle conducted the services.

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