BARKER, Cora Mae (Coffman)

Date of birth: 30 Apr 1881 Bartholomew County, Indiana

Date of death: 4 Dec 1956 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, December 4, 1956

      Mrs. Cora Barker, wife of William D. 
Barker, who lives north of Franklin on 
the Graham Road, died at the Johnson 
County Memorial Hospital shortly after 
noon Tuesday.  The body has been taken 
to the Vandivier Funeral Home and 
arrangements will be announced Wed-

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, December 5, 1956

Rites Announced For Mrs. Barker
Dies Tuesday at Memorial Hospital
      After an illness of six weeks, Mrs. 
William D. Barker died at 1:15 o'clock 
Tuesday afternoon in the Johnson County 
Memorial Hospital.  She had been a patient
there since November 3.
      Funeral services have been arranged 
for 2 o'clock Friday afternoon and will be 
in the Community Congregational Church.  
The Rev. John Hancock, pastor, will be in 
charge of the services and burial is to 
take place in the Greenwood Cemetery.
      Friends may call at the Vandivier 
Funeral Home after 7 o'clock Wednesday 
night and until noon Friday, when the body 
will be taken to the church.  They are 
invited to attend the rites.
      Mrs. Barker, the former Cora Coffman, 
was born in Bartholomew County on April 30, 
1881, and her parents were the late John and 
Sara Goetz Coffman.  She attended the schools 
in Nineveh Township.
           Resided in County
      On March 26, 1902, she became the bride 
of Mr. Barker and three children were born to 
them.  Mrs. Barker had lived in and around 
Johnson County all her life and has lived on 
the Graham Road north of Franklin for the 
past 20 years.  She moved to Nineveh when 
a small child.
      Mrs. Barker was a member of the Com-
munity Congregational Church.
      The husband survives with two daughters, 
Mrs. Clyde McClain, of Greenwood, and 
Mrs. Arthur Brenton, of Indianapolis; a son, 
Leonard Barker, of Anderson; eight grand-
children and 15 great-grandchildren.
      Others remaining are six sisters, Mrs. 
Lewis Chandler, of Muncie; Mrs. Walter 
Parsley, Mrs. Claude Short, Mrs. Orval 
McQuinn, of Franklin; Mrs. Roy Barker, 
of Lebanon; Mrs. Myrtle Cobb, of Nineveh; 
and two brothers, George Coffman, of Franklin, 
and Charles Coffman, of Trafalgar.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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