Oma D. (Drake McClain) Barker

Date of birth:  1 December 1893 Shelby County, Indiana
Date of death: 22 March 1980 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Edinburgh Tri-County Enterprise, 26 Mar 1980


      Funeral services were 
conducted this afternoon at 
1:30 p.m. by the Rev.Janice 
Heseman at Eskew Funeral Home 
for Oma D. Barker, 86, a res-
ident of the Franklin Health 
Care Center the past three 
and a half years who died
Saturday at Johnson County 
Memorial Hospital.  She was 
the widow of Benjamin H. 
Barker who died Jan. 20, 1972.
      Burial was at Rest Haven 
Cemetery.  Serving as pall-
bearers were Stanley Barker, 
Gordon Barker, Terry Barker, 
George Barker, William E. 
Barker, and Roger Records.
      Mrs. Barker was born 
Dec. 1, 1893, in Shelby County 
the daughter of George and Cora 
Moore Drake.  On May 10, 1917, 
she was married to Mr. Barker 
and the couple lived north of 
Edinburgh.  She was a member 
of the Jollity United Methodist 
Church and the Women’s Society 
of Christian Service of the 
      Survivors include two 
children, Howard Barker, 
Franklin route 5, and Marie
Moran, Franklin; five grand-
children and nine great-grand-
children.  She was preceded in 
death by two sons, Harold Barker, 
Nov. 1, 1970, and Dale McClain, 
July 4, 1961.

Submitted by Mark Wirey