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Lucille Hawes Barker
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1919
Death: Oct. 25, 2007

Barker, Lucille (Hawes)

Lucille Hawes Barker was born in Oak Grove, Missouri to Edward and Virginia Hawes on December 25, 1909. She passed away on October 25, 2007 in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Lucille attended CMSU in Warrensburg and received her Bachelor of Science degree in education. She received her Master's degree in English from the University of Southern California. Lucille started teaching in a one room schoolhouse in eastern Jackson County and then taught English for over twenty years at William Chrisman High School. She ended her teaching career at Thomas Ultican Elementary in Blue Springs School District in 1974. Lucille married Lloyd Barker on April 19, 1946. Lucille was an active and devoted member of the United Methodist Church in Blue Springs, Missouri for over fifty years. She set a remarkable example of Christian life for the entire family. Lucille was a member of the United Methodist Church Choir (twenty-eight years), the First Methodist Church Susannah Circle, the Blue Springs Historical Society, the American Association of University Women, the American Association of retired Persons, the Retired Teachers Association of Missouri and the Retired Educators of Blue Springs and Independence, Missouri. Lucille's greatest joy in life was her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be deeply missed. Lucille knew how to make the best of each day and appreciated the time each of us is given. She summed up this philosophy best in her quote, "Yesterday his history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift." Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd R. Barker, sister Gladys Anderson of Alhambra, California and brother Truman Hawes of Blue Springs, Missouri. Lucille is survived by her daughter, Linda Elsloo (Jim), daughter Barbara Basinger, granddaughter Tracey Kendall (Jeff), granddaughter Beth Wade (Jason), granddaughter Becky Flege (Greg), grandsons Jeff Basinger and Clark Basinger, granddaughter Cari Albarelli (Ryan), great- granddaughter Lucy Wade (namesake), great-grandsons Tate and Roger Flege and great-grandson Jacob Kendall as well many cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation at 10 a.m. Monday, October 29 with services following at 11 a.m. at Webb Freer Funeral Home in Blue Springs, Missouri. Burial in Blue Springs Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested in Lucille's name to the First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs, Missouri.

Published in the Kansas City Star on 10/28/2007.
Family links: 
  Edward Lee Hawes (1870 - 1947)
  Virginia Belle Ketteman Hawes (1879 - 1968)
  Lloyd Ray Barker (1908 - 1963)*
  Herbert Truman Hawes (1905 - 1989)*
  Lucille Hawes Barker (1919 - 2007)
*Calculated relationship
Blue Springs Cemetery
Blue Springs
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Created by: HSH
Record added: Oct 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22501462
Lucille <i>Hawes</i> Barker
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Lucille <i>Hawes</i> Barker
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A special flower for Lucille.
- Donna Lyle Alumbaugh
 Added: Apr. 4, 2011

 Added: Oct. 28, 2007

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