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Geneva Orndorff Barker
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1908
Logan County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 2004
Logan County
Kentucky, USA

The obituary said that Geneva Orndorff Barker, 96, of Schochoh died Aug 18, 2004, at an Auburn nursing home.

That the Logan County native was a retired teacher for the Logan County Board of Education and a member of Schochoh Church of Christ. That she was a daughter of the late Claude Orndorff and Eunice Ryan Orndorff and the wife of the late Carlton M. Barker.

But she was a WHOLE lot more.

In the 1940's, she drove my mother to college in Lexington, Kentucky when my widowed grandmother was overwhelmed keeping the family farm going.

Almost 60 years later in 1997, I moved to the family farm in Kentucky. A few weeks later, at age 87, Cousin Geneva drove herself over, introduced herself and insisted that I come visit her home NOW!

I had never met her before, but her spunk, sincerity and enthusiasm enchanted me.

So I followed her home, feeling like a helplessly bewitched middle-aged rat following an octagenerian Kentucky Pied Piper Princess wherever she wanted to take me.

She tour-guided me through her home, (originally my great-great-grandfather's), insisted that I sit in his rocking chair and that I also go up to the second floor to rest on my great-grandmother's fainting couch.

One of the greatest gifts I have ever received in my life.

All honor and blessings to this beautiful, loving, articulate, self-assured, last surviving grandchild of my great-great-grandfather! 
Family links: 
  Claude Orndorff (1876 - 1959)
  Eunice Ryan Orndorff (1880 - 1948)
Greenwood Cemetery
Logan County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: starbug
Record added: Jul 08, 2009
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Geneva <i>Orndorff</i> Barker
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 Added: Aug. 6, 2011
She was my 5th grade teacher & a family friend. I am proud I was one of her students
- Belinda
 Added: Jul. 11, 2010
What a beautiful, sincere tribute to a woman who it would have been an honor to know. You made a difference in the lives of those you touched. I feel as though I have missed so much.
- Judy
 Added: Jul. 8, 2009
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