Helen M. Barker

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mrs. Helen M. Barker, 90, Peru, Ind., formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

She was born June 27, 1921 in Terre Haute, to Raymond and Claudia L. (Akers) Cunningham.

She married Ralph L. Barker on Oct. 12, 1940 in Roachdale. He preceded her in death in 2003.

Mrs. Barker was a homemaker.

She was a graduate of Russellville High School, and a member of the Portland Mills Christian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

In her free time she enjoyed working with her flowers.

She is survived by her daughters, Patty (Boyd) Sharp, Kingman, Donna (Daniel) Day, Peru, Deborah (David) Rawlings, Hagerstown, Md., and Linda (Earl) Taylor, Harrisonburg, Va.

Also surviving are 11 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by sisters Enola Clodfelter and Alberta Spencer and a grandson, Randall Bowman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Portland Mills Christian Church. Burial will be at the Portland Mills Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Powers-Priebe Funeral Home, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville.

Online condolences may be sent to powerspriebefh.com.