Grace Barker, 86

Grace A. Barker, 86, Wabash, died at 5:09 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. She was born Nov. 6, 1927 in Banner, Va. to Neil and Edith (Kaiser) Burton.

Grace married Richard Barker in Harlan, Ky.; he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church in Coxton, Ky. She enjoyed playing piano.  She lived in Wabash County since 1978 and at Miller's Merry Manor East since 1995.

She is survived by four children, Allen R. (Rebecca) Barker, Wabash; David W. Barker and Larry R. (Norma) Barker, both of North Manchester; and Dinah F. Simpson, Wabash; four grandchildren, Carl Dewayne Simpson, Wabash; Matt Barker, North Manchester; Daniel Barker, Huntington; and Amanda Smith, Syracuse; six great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Terry Hinds officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, and one hour prior to the service Wednesday, at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Grace may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Nov 03