Archive for Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Obituary: William M. Barker


April 3, 2007

Funeral services for William Menzies Barker, 62, Valley Falls, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Valley Falls United Methodist Church. Burial with military honors will follow at the Valley Falls Cemetery.

Mr. Barker died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka.

He married Sharon Ellen Layton on Feb. 7, 1969, in Topeka. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include their three sons, Robert Barker, Delaware, William Barker, Houston, and Rodger Barker, Valley Falls; two daughters, Laura Lea Barker, Valley Falls, and Heather Ellen Barker, Topeka; his mother, Lillian Barker, Linwood; two brothers, Robert Barker, Linwood, and Bradley Barker, Lawrence; a sister, Betty Thoennes, Eudora; and one granddaughter.

Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grahem-Herbers VFW Post 3084 and sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, 810 Broadway, Valley Falls 66088.

Online condolences may be made at

A full obituary will appear in Thursday's edition of The Eudora News.

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