Bro George I send my love and sympathy on your lose. May God be with you in this time and keep you safe in his loving arms.
What a lovely lady with a ready smile! Her positive outlook was a model for all of us. Mr. Barker and Marilinda, Joe and I are keeping you in our prayers as you adjust to life without this great lady. Joe and Tricia Moore McKelvain, Killeen, TX
My husband and I were very sorry to hear of Linda Barkers passing. I knew her to be a very humble, quiet, and gracious person. I had the opportunity to teach with Linda at the Ave. E Elementary school where she taught Social Studies. She took her duty as teacher very seriously. She gave of her best each day that she wa able to share her knowledge with the students she taught. She always had a smile to share with those around her. I will miss her and her smaile. Judy and Bob McInerney
We have lost a precious friend and fellow teacher. I treasure my memories from school and also from our little social get togethers like our "slumber party" at Lake Buchanan.She was a dear like no other.
As a second grader in Moody, I was so thrilled that I had "the pretty teacher!"
However, she proved to be the best teacher, and one that I always remembered with fondness. You knew she loved her students genuinely. She played a part in my becoming a teacher also. It has been over fifty years, but I can still remember that special, beautiful smile that she shared daily.
God Bless your family.
Mary Sue (Hatter) Duty
I taught many years with Linda at the old Ave. E campus. Not only was she an excellent teacher, but a real mentor and friend. I was always eager to get to the teacher 's workroom on a break because I hoped Linda would be there. I loved her sense of humor. She had a teacher's heart for her students, but she knew when to be firm. I was so concerned when she lost vision in one of her eyes that she would quit, but again she taught all of us a lesson on how to persevere. I am looking forward to another day when she can mentor me in Heaven and show me all the things she is learning there.
I am sorry to say good-bye to another sweet friend. She was much loved by all of us who knew her. My son Bruce was one of her sixth- grade students. He loved her better than any of his teachers. I remember at Christmas time I gave him money to get Christmas gifts for any of his teachers he wanted to. He came home with one gift--for Mrs. Barker.
My prayer for Mr. Barker and Marylinda at this time is that the mighty power of God's love will embrace their spirits and comfort them. May the precious memories they have of Linda bring them joy. Sincerely , Kay Cox
I will miss my sweet cousin Linda at the family reunions. Her smile always brightened the room wherever she was. I loved the letters she wrote me, and the telephone conversations we had from time to time. I loved her very much.