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Betty Lou (Shumaker) Barker

February 22, 1926 ~ April 8, 2019 (age 93)

     Betty Lou Barker, 93, Nevada, MO passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada.  Betty was born February 22, 1926 in Pitcher, OK to Virgil Edward and Mabel (McDaniel) Shumaker.  She was united in marriage to Glenn E. Barker on February 27, 1946 in Ft. Scott, KS and he preceded her in death on June 22, 2001 after 55 years of marriage.

     Betty came to Vernon County with her family at a young age and attended Nevada schools. She was a homemaker most of her life. Betty was a past member of the Elks Does. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, crossword puzzles, and most of all being with her family – especially her grandchildren.

     Survivors include two sons, Ed Barker and Sharon Duncan, Nevada, Bill Barker and his wife Linda, Nevada; three grandchildren, Travis Barker, Nevada, Casey Barker-Crews and her husband Jimmie, Nevada, Jessie Taylor, Nevada; several great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband Glen, she was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Raymond Shumaker; and one sister, Helen Young.

     Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Deerfield Cemetery in Deerfield, MO with Pastor Roger Beach officiating.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home.

     Memorials are suggested in her memory to Vernon County Cancer Relief in c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

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