Barbara J. Barker, 77, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Barbara was born May 12, 1939, in Vernon County, the daughter of Walter Duckett Taylor and Ida Louise (Moore) Taylor.

Barbara attended Nevada High School until the eleventh grade. Following school, she worked at the International Shoe Factory for 201⁄2 years, and the Nevada State Hospital for 19 years. Following her retirement, Barbara worked part-time for On My Own as a caregiver.

Barbara enjoyed gardening, shopping and spending time with her family.

Barbara was blessed with two children: Sherri Ann Barker and Ronnie Wayne Barker.

She was a member of the Church of God (Holiness) where she was saved in 1999 and attended there ever since.

Preceding Barbara in death were her parents, Walter and Ida Taylor; two brothers, Dale Taylor and wife, Joy, and Johnny Taylor; and one brother-in-law, Pete Jadlow.

Survivors include her children, Sheri Barker of El Dorado Springs, and Ronnie Barker and wife Yalonda of Walker; grandchildren: Brandon and Kim Barker; Emily and Kirtis McCowan; Lacy and Skyler Greenstreet (Tucker and Adley); Savannah Barker and boyfriend, Dustin Abercrombie; Karliegh, Makinsey and Logan; one sister, Betty Jadlow of Nevada; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services for Barbara Barker were held on Monday, March 27, in the Church of God (Holiness) with Pastor Joe Trussell officiating. Faith Trussell provided music. Arrangements were under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Church of God (Holiness) and left at the funeral home.

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