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 Utah L. <I>Wisdom</I> Barker

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Utah L. Wisdom Barker

  • Birth 4 Dec 1916 Richardson County, Nebraska, USA
  • Death 9 Aug 1996 Sabetha, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot N53-3
  • Memorial ID 50831315

Utah L. Barker died August 9, 1996, at the Apostolic Christian Care Home in Sabetha, KS, at the age of 79.


She was born December 4, 1916, the daughter of Jesse and Lizzie Mincher Wisdom, near Falls City, NE. She graduated from Bern High School in 1934, and received a Bachelor of Education degree from Peru State Teacher's College.

She taught school for 34 years in rural schools and substituted for three years in Kansas, Indiana and Florida.

She married Mel Brunner; he preceded her in death. She married Bill Elliott on March 8, 1981. He preceded her in death. She married Sam Barker on July 17, 1990, in Topeka, KS. He survives.

Besides her husband, Sam, she is survived by daughter, Nelda Kay Bochtelheimer, Port Richie, FL; brothers, Irvin Wisdom, Sabetha, KS; Leonard Wisdom, Sabetha, KS; sister, Neoma Eichenberger, Sabetha, KS; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six step-grandchilren.

Funeral Services were held August 12, 1996, at the Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha. Burial was in the Seneca City Cemetery.

Courier Tribune
Seneca, KS
August 14, 1996
pg 4


(Thanks goes to K-B for this obit!)


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  • Created by: Luella Hinrichsen
  • Added: 8 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50831315
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Utah L. Wisdom Barker (4 Dec 1916–9 Aug 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50831315, citing Seneca City Cemetery, Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Luella Hinrichsen (contributor 47218988) .