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Mary Frances Barker

January 31, 1924 ~ November 30, 2021 (age 97)

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Mary Frances Barker

(nee Martin)

Clarkrange,TN/Highland,IN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            January 31,1924-November 30, 2021 

Mary Frances Barker, age 97, of Clarkrange TN, formerly of Highland passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. 

Mary is survived by her four children: Ricky (Sandra) Barker, William (Barbara) Barker, Claudia Barker and Sheila (Lee) Bartoloitti; four grandchildren: John (Misty) Barker, Andrea (William) Ogle, William Doring and Heidi (Joseph) Schettino; two step-grandchildren: Susan (Melissa) Doring, Tammy (Amy) Michaels; three great-grandchildren: Violet, Teddy and Luna; one brother, Floyd (Mary) Martin, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Vaughn G. Barker; parents, John and Millie Martin; nine siblings: Frank, Lawrence, Anabell, Rosie, Johnnie, Phebe, Pepper, Della, and Treva.

Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Bocken Funeral Home 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond (Hessville). Followed by a graveside service at 12:00 p.m. CST at Fair Oaks Cemetery, Fair Oaks, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the family for visitation on Monday, December 6, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Mary was a resident of Highland and the region for over 70 years, before moving to be closer to her children in 2012. Mary enjoyed crafting, ceramics, sewing, gardening and cooking for her family and friends. She loved her profession as a beautician and worked out of her home for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her. 

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December 6, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bocken Funeral Home

Funeral Service
December 7, 2021

10:00 AM
Bocken Funeral Home

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