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Joan F. Barker

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Joan F. Barker

AGE: 79 • Wilmington

Joan F. Barker, age 79, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones Friday, October 21, 2016. Joan was a caring RN who retired from Christiana Hospital after 40 years of dedicated service. She was an avid reader who also enjoyed watching college football, dining out, attending the theatre, and relaxing by the pool. She cherished her family and all the memories they made together.

Joan is survived by her 3 children: Gigi Barker, Duane Barker (Earle Kirkland), and Darren Barker; grandson, Chris Barker (Ashleigh); great granddaughters, Alyssa and Olivia; her children's half brother, Michael Barker (Kendall); special family friend, Alice; and sister-in-law, Lu. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Blanche Porter; brother, Gene Porter.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 5:30-7 PM in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark, DE 19702 followed by a service in celebration of Joan's life at 7 PM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Kidney Foundation, 111 Independence Mall East Ste. 411, Philadelphia, PA 19106. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

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Published in The News Journal on Oct. 23, 2016
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