Naomi Ellen Barker

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Naomi Ellen Barker, 84, of Bainbridge, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

She was born on Aug. 12, 1928 in Putnam County to Arthur Lyons and Blanche Ferrand.

Naomi, a life-long resident and business person in Bainbridge, was the owner of Bainbridge Video and Tanning and the Bainbridge Laundromat.

She served her community on the Bainbridge Town Council from 2003 until 2011.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Arlando Lewis in 1984 and Carmont Barker in 2000; a son, David "Bob" Lewis; a beloved grandson, Anthony Lewis; a beloved great-grandson Austin Lewis; two brothers, Charles Lyons and Jack Lyons; and a sister, Roberta Slavens.

Surviving are eight children, Arlando "Lanny" Lewis of Indianapolis, Louisa Chastain and husband Robert of Bainbridge, Terry Lewis and wife Selina of Belleville, Steve Lewis and wife Koren of Wakefield, Kansas, Mike Lewis and wife Mary of Bainbridge, Kenny Lewis and wife Peggy of Osprey, Fla., Lisa Crowder and husband Thomas Ray of Bargersville, and Mary Lewis of Indianapolis; two brothers, Marion Lyons of Greencastle, and Richard Lyons and wife Jeneene of Fillmore; a sister, Sarah Whitacre and husband Ed; 39 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; and the Bainbridge community which she always considered her family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Rev. James Lyons officiating. Interment will follow at Bainbridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, Aug. 4 from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials in Naomi's name may be directed to the Bainbridge Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 203, Bainbridge, IN 46105.

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