BARKER, Lennah Gertrude (Coffman)

Date of birth: 11 Dec 1887 Bartholomew County, Indiana

Date of death: 15 August 1970 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

CHANDLER, Katherine (Coffman)

Date of birth: 14 Nov 1879, Bartholomew County, Indiana

Date of death: 16 August 1970, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, August 17, 1970

Rites slated for sisters, burial to be in Greenlawn
      Mrs. Linnie G. Barker, of 494 Walnut Street, 
Franklin, age 82, died Saturday evening in Johnson 
County Memorial Hospital following a two-month 
illness.  She had been in failing health, however, 
for 10 years.
      Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at
 Vandivier-Parsley Funeral Home with burial in 
Greenlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. 
today.  Services will be in charge of Rev. Lee 
      Wednesday 2 p.m. services will also be conducted 
at Vandivier-Parsley Funeral Home for Mrs. Barker's 
sister, Mrs. Katherine Chandler, 1502 West Sixth 
Street, Muncie, who died Sunday morning at her 
residence.  Burial for Mrs. Chandler will be in Green-
lawn and Rev. Lee Jarrett will also officiate.  Friends 
may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
      The sisters are survived by brothers and sisters, 
George Coffman of Franklin, Charles Coffman of 
Trafalgar, Mrs. Pearl Short of Franklin and Mrs. Myrtle 
Cobb of Nineveh.
      Mrs. Linnie Barker was born December 11, 1887 
in Bartholomew County the daughter of John and Sarah 
Goetz.  She received her education in Nineveh and was 
married to Marshall Mead.  He died in 1918.
      She then married Roy Barker in 1926 and the couple 
moved to Franklin from Lebanon in 1961.  Prior to her 
marriage, Mrs. Barker worked at the garment factory 
in Franklin.
      She was a member of the Edgewood United Methodist 
Church.  A son Donald Mead died in 1969.  Two grand-
children, two great-grandchildren, step-son Claude Barker 
of Roachdale and a step-grandson all survive.
      Mrs. Katherine Chandler, age 90 of Muncie was born 
Nov. 14, 1879 in Bartholomew County.  She was married 
to Lewis Chandler in 1907 and he died in 1958.
      In 1947 the couple moved to Muncie from Franklin.  
She was a member of the old Nineveh Methodist Church.
      Two daughters, Mrs. John Hefley of Muncie and Mrs. 
Leo Baideck of Florida, 12 grand-children, 34 great-grand-
children and one great-great-grandchild also survive. 

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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