Julia Marie (Stark) Barker (1920 - 2018)


Julia Marie Barker, 98, of Brownstown, died at 4:50 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at her daughter's home in rural St. Elmo.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Gieseking Funeral Home in Brownstown, with Jim Dann officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery in rural Brownstown. Visitation will be held two hours prior to services on Saturday at the church. Memorials: Liberty Cemetery Fund or donor's choice. Gieseking Funeral Home in Brownstown was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Mrs. Barker was born on Thursday, March 11, 1920, in Beecher City, the daughter of Joel Alvin and Mary Jane (Grubaugh) Stark. She married Forrest Wayne "Red" Barker on July 21, 1945, at Kaskaskia Church of the Brethren in Beecher City; he died on March 2, 2000.
Survivors include a son, Ronny Barker and his wife Becky of Tenaha, Texas; and daughters, Ruth Ann Stewart of Brownstown, Donna Durbin of St. Elmo and Anita Holman of Brownstown.
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Brownstown, IL 62418
(618) 427-3344
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Published in The Leader-Union from June 21 to July 4, 2018