|Birth: ||May 16, 1953|
|Death: ||Feb. 27, 2011|
GROVELAND - Kristie L. Barker, 57, of Groveland, Ill., formerly of Decatur, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.
A funeral liturgy to celebrate Kristie's life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home with visitation from 12 noon to 2 p.m. before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Decatur, Ill.
Memorials may be made to A.R.K. at 479 State Route 26, Lacon, Ill., or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.com.
Kristie was born on May 16, 1953, in Decatur, the daughter of Charles and Wanda (Isley) Dieterich.
She worked as a real estate agent and appraiser for Century 21 and for Kroger Store 922 in Decatur.
Kristie attended Grace United Methodist Church in Decatur.
She loved to bowl and was a great animal lover and a member of A.R.K. While appraising homes, she would rescue abandoned animals and take them to A.R.K.
She married Billie D. Barker in March of 1992.
Kristie is survived by her husband, Billie; mother, Wanda Dieterich of Decatur, Ill.; children, Sinda Johnson of St. Louis, Mo., and Chad Johnson and his wife, Ginger of Decatur, Ill.; stepchildren, Billie D. Barker Jr. of Green Valley, Ill., Tracie Schoch of Pekin, Ill., Brad Barker and his wife, Teresa of Groveland, Ill., and Tammie Stasz and her husband, Mike of North Pekin, Ill.; four grandchildren, Dominick, Collin, Ryder and River; sister, Diane Wicklund of Decatur, Ill.; brother, Doug Dieterich and his wife, Rose of Taylorville, Ill.; nephew, Matt Wicklund; and several other nieces and nephews also survive.
Kristie was preceded in death by her father, Charles; sister, Judy Doughty of Texas; and her grandson, Landon Michael Johnson.
Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, is handling arrangements.
Published in Peoria Journal Star on March 1, 2011
Mount Gilead Cemetery
Created by: Denise Parsons
Record added: Mar 02, 2011
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