Lida Jane Barker

Lida Jane Barker (nee McCaw)

March 27, 1928 - Nov. 20, 2020

Lida Jane Barker (nee McCaw) died on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at the age of 92. She and her husband, Robert Barker (deceased); had five children: Carolyn, Catherine (deceased), Richard (deceased), Julia, and Janet.

Ms. Barker taught U.S. history for 30 years; she taught at Gary Roosevelt from 1970-1993. Ms. Barker was a devoted fan of the Gary Railcats baseball team. She was an active member of the Disciples of Christ First Christian Church in Highland, IN.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Francis Walker; three daughters: Carolyn Barker, Julia Campbell, and Janet Levin; six grandchildren: Benjamin Campbell (Michelle), Sarah Campbell, Paul Campbell (Tamar), Rachel Levin, Jeremiah Levin and Josephina Levin; and two great-grandsons.

Please consider donating to the Gary Aquatorium restoration project In her memory, please wear a mask in public and take Covid-19 seriously. It is real; it hastened her death.

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Published by The Times on Nov. 29, 2020.
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We offer our sincere condolences to this wonderful family. Mrs. Barker was a wonderful teacher and a greater person. May our God grant you peace during this time.
Drew H. Smith. Roosevelt Class of 1981
December 21, 2020
My Teacher in 1980 May God Bless her soul
F Griff
December 20, 2020
Ms. Barker was my History teacher at Roosevelt in the 80s. She worked with my father and they were part of the Social Studies Department. She was tough and had high expectations for her students at Roosevelt. Rest well in heaven.
Pauline Tatum
Class of 1984
Roosevelt High School

Pauline Tatum
December 20, 2020
I only just learned of the death of my co-worker and team teacher partner of more than 20 years from the Miller Next Neighbor site. We had a very long and enjoyable talk prior to her entering a nursing facility.There were many times that I couldn´t decide if we were co-workers, friends or family. My deepest sympathies to the entire family.
Barbara Taliaferro
December 15, 2020
We were saddened to hear of Lida's passing. It was always a joy to see Robert and Lida in the office for many years. She was such an energetic, passionate lady. She was very dedicated to her causes as most wonderful people are. May she rest in peace.
Michael and Joanne Kovacich
December 5, 2020
Was gr'mothers friend, nice lady. Donation: Salvation Army
daphne parker green
November 30, 2020