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 Emma Clarine <I>Barker</I> Esch

Emma Clarine Barker Esch

Birth
McKenzie, Carroll County, Tennessee, USA
Death 1 Nov 2012 (aged 89)
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Burial North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 100148009 · View Source
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Emma Clarine (Barker) Esch, 89, a resident of North Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away at Hospice Home Care Inpatient Facility on Bowman Road in Little Rock.

She was the daughter of the late David Monroe and Clara Belle Barker.

On August 16, 2012, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 71 years, Beuron Richard Esch. She was also preceded in death by her grandmother, Ella Chandler Barker, who raised her and her three siblings following the early death of their mother; her brother, James Barker, who was killed in WWII; her sisters, Evelyn Miller and Grace Brown Pryor.

After WWII ended, Clarine and Beuron moved to the North Little Rock area where they raised their family, and she worked for several Little Rock department stores, the Cotton Exchange, Red Crown Laundry Services, and the North Little Rock School District.

She was a very active, faithful member of Somers Avenue Church of Christ in North Little Rock, where she served many years as a Sunday School teacher, nursery helper, and enjoyed her weekly Ladies Bible Class. She was especially known for her sweet nature and her gracious hospitality in serving her delicious desserts and casseroles, which were always enjoyed at family dinners and church potlucks. Over the years, she also provided many homemade birthday cakes for area nursing homes.

Each year for four decades, she enjoyed volunteering at the Arkansas State Fair with her husband at their church's booth to provide registrations for Bible correspondence courses. She was always active in her children's schools and P.T.A. and was a Cub Scout den mother. Clarine especially enjoyed Murry's Dinner Playhouse and family camping trips, but her greatest joys in life were serving her family and her church.

She is survived by her three children. She adored her six grandchildren, and her two great grandchildren.


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  • Created by: Susan
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100148009
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emma Clarine Barker Esch (24 Feb 1923–1 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100148009, citing Rest Hills Memorial Park, North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Susan (contributor 46531304) .