Violet Barker

Mrs. Violet Barker, 87, formerly of Fountain City, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. She was born on July 19, 1929, in Richmond, Indiana to Cecil P. and Dorothy M. Harris Hall.

She was united in marriage to Wilbur L. Barker on October 23, 1945. They were blessed with four children and 55 years of marriage before his death on February 9, 2001.

Violet formerly worked as a cook at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond and also worked at the Quaker Hill Conference Center in Richmond. She enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, crocheting and reading.

Violet will be missed by her daughters, Kathy (Rick) Brown and Dana (Mike) Rigg; sons, Jerry (Cindy) Barker and James (Michaelle Richard); 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Ralland (Dixie) Hall and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Violet was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sisters, Donna Brown and Frances Hall.

Interment will be held at the family’s convenience.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th St, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278 or online at donate.cancer.org.

Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, Fountain City is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed online at smithmcquistonwebster.com.