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PRINCETON Shirley Elizabeth Barker, 82, of Stafford Drive, Princeton, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at her residence.
Born May 13, 1935 in Lamar, WV she was the daughter of the late Samuel M. and Billie B. White Barker.
A loving mother, daughter, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and sister, she worked at S.W. General Hospital in Middleburg Heights, OH prior to returning to Princeton.
Upon returning to Princeton, nothing pleased Shirley more than the family to gather on Sunday and play cards.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son Roger Tatum, one daughter Rita Jean Davis, grandson, Kevin Shorter, granddaughter, Jennifer Wimmer and a brother, Ricky Barker.
Surviving are her two daughters, Delores Potter and husband Joel, Penny Lynn Wimmer, all of Ravenna, OH; Siblings, Sammy Barker, Mollie Dickerson and husband Carl, Nancy Bolin, Judy Brookman and husband Freddie, Bonnie Flanigan, Janie Walter and husband Colin, Kelly Barker, Randy Barker and wife Ellen, Billy Jo Barker, Cecil Barker and wife Janet, Larry Barker, Vickie Kelly and Sandra Barker. Eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services to celebrate the life of Shirley E. Barker will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Scott Catron officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 A.M. until the service at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The Barker family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on January 18, 2018
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