|Birth: ||Jul. 15, 1936|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 2012|
Esther S. Barker, 75, of Kokomo, passed away at 7:42 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2012, at Howard Regional Health System, Kokomo.
She was born July 15, 1936, in Bloomfield, Ind., to the late Earnest and Pearl (Emery) Sherer. Esther graduated from Bloomfield schools in 1954 and then married Donald R. Barker in 1955. Donald preceded Esther in death on Feb. 1, 2000.
Esther worked most of her life at, and retired from, Delco Electronics here in Kokomo. Once she retired, she worked in the cafeteria at Kokomo area schools, Elder-Beerman and a local bookstore.
Esther belonged to the UAW, Eagles, Daughters of the American Revolution, Kokomo Women's Bowling Association and attended the First Church of the Nazarene.
Esther always enjoyed traveling, and Europe and Las Vegas were among her favorite destinations. She collected antiques, and was quite fond of unique plates and china. Esther enjoyed her grandchildren very much, and was more than willing to help care for them when she could.
Esther is survived by her sons, Donnie (Terri) Barker and Scott (Amy) Barker; her grandchildren, Nathan (Alisha), Derek, Craig, Autumn (special friend, Kevin) and Brittney (Tim); along with her great-grandchildren, Chase, Aiden, Anaiyah and Kevin. Other survivors include her step-grandchildren, James and Lewis; a step-great-granddaughter, Jaylee; her brothers, Harry Sherer and Max Sherer; and a sister-in-law, Maude Emery.
Esther was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Barker; brother, Dorval; sisters, Ruth and Edna; and a sister-in-law, JoVene.
You are invited to join Esther's family for a time of visitation on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ellers Mortuary, Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St.
Immediately following the visitation, at 1 p.m., there will be funeral service held for Esther, also at the mortuary, with Bishop Jim Seidel officiating. At the conclusion of the funeral, we will be taking Esther to her final resting place at Albright Cemetery, Kokomo.
Created by: Danny Riley
Record added: Mar 08, 2012
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