Josephine Barker

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Josephine Marie Barker, 74, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in Silsbee. Josephine was born on May 25, 1943 in Refugio, Texas to Marie A. Hartmann and Patrick F. Walsh. She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth T. Barker Sr. and her parents, as well as two of her siblings, Michael J. Walsh and Kathleen A. Ranly. Left to cherish her memory include her 5 children, Kenneth (Lee Ann) Barker Jr., Bruce Barker, Kevin (Angela) Barker, Deborah (Matthew) LePore and Melanie (Ben) Verde. She is also survived by two of her sisters; Theresa Johnson of Jasper and Rita Peck of Colorado; her 7 grandchildren, Matt, Wade, Kelley, Craig, Caitlyn, Cassie and Oren; and 5 great-grandchildren, Raelyn, Harlan, Hudson, Waylon and Kourtney. Visitation was held from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018 with family present from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Celebration of Life began at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home of Aransas Pass, Texas. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bayside, Texas.

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