DU QUOIN - Irene Barker, 81, died at 2 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2009,
in the Fairview Nursing Center in Du Quoin.
Irene had worked as a bookkeeper for Farm Service. She was of
She was born May 12, 1927, in Keenes, the daughter of Clifford and
Dorothy (McCord) Donoho.
She married Joel Don "J.D." Barker on Aug. 31, 1946, in Rochelle, and
he preceded her in death Feb. 6, 2008.
She is survived by three sons, Larry Barker and wife, Janet, of Mendota,
Perry Barker of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Jeff Barker and wife, Kathy, of
Du Quoin; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister; and
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in the Searby
Funeral Home in Du Quoin, with the Rev. Joe Wagner officiating.
Friends may call from noon until time of service Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Old Du Quoin Cemetery.
Friends may make memorials to Old Du Quoin Cemetery and will be accepted at
the funeral home.
For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit
Source: The Southern Illinoisan