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Ronald Coy Barker, 72, Warsaw, Mo., formerly of Tonganoxie, Kan., passed away August 1, 2013, at the Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw. He was born Feb. 12, 1941, the son of Coy and Olline Barker, in Avondale, Mo. He grew up in the Kansas City, Kan., area and graduated from the Wyandotte High School, class of 1960. On May 29, 1962, he entered into the United States Army and served as a radar specialist until he was honorably discharged on May 28, 1965. On April 19, 1988, he was united in marriage to Phylles Connell in Kansas City, Kan. Following his military service he began working for General Motors where he retired when he was at the age of 50. After his retirement, Ronald and Phylles opened Tonganoxie Wood Shop. He then retired to Warsaw. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Phylles of the home, five children, Jason Barker and fiancee Terri Parker of Tonganoxie, Lisa McNeece of McLouth, Kan., and Lincoln, Neb., Lisa Dent and husband Scott of Tonganoxie, Jack Piersee, and wife Diane of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Teresa Piersee-Watson and husband Scott of Paola, Kan., and Warsaw, two sisters, Ruth Ann Kistner and husband Bob of Denver, Colo., Jannett Brooks and husband Kenneth of Kansas City, Kan., 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and loved by many friends. Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. Burial and Military Rites will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Warsaw.
Published in Kansas City Star on Aug. 4, 2013
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