Cora Barker

August 28, 1941 - January 14, 2017

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Tuesday, January 17, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harbor of Love Baptist Church


Wednesday, January 18, 11:00 AM
Harbor of Love Baptist Church


Cora Barker, 75, of South Milford, died Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 1:13 p.m. in the home of her daughter, Trina Caudill in Waterloo following a six-month illness.
She moved to this area in 1956, coming from West Virginia.
She retired from JCIM in Kendallville.
Mrs. Barker was a member of the South Milford Independent Baptist Church.
Cora enjoyed talking on the phone to her family and friends. Those calls will be dearly missed.
She was born August 28, 1941, in Corydon to Joseph and Alonzo (Bolyn) Bolen.
On March 15, 1974, in Auburn she married Vencil Ray Barker. He preceded her in death on February 9, 2011.
Surviving are three daughters, Trina (Josh) Caudill of Waterloo, Lois (Edward) Huff of Kendallville, and Sandy (Louis Hyde) Taulbee of Kendallville; a son, Howard (Linda) Charles of Cree Lake; four stepdaughters, Nicole (Randy) Harness of Pleasant Lake, Eugenia (Rick) Jacques of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Lisa (Harold) Harris of Smyrna, Georgia, and Phyllis (George) Forbes of Virginia; two stepsons, Dwayne (Pam) Barker of Rockford, Illinois and Danny (Lionor) Barker of Tucson, Arizona; nine grandchildren, Tiffanie Hicks, Tara Rowe, Jarrod Charles, Jesse Charles, Edward Huff, Jr., Amy Bruce, Brooke Hyde, Lucas Caudill, and Tyler Caudill; 25 step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; a sister, Bonnie (Paul) Johnson of Maquon, Illinois; and a brother, Jimmy (Carolyn) Bowton of Geneseo, Illinois.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Marie Barker; two grandchildren, Jeremy Taulbee and Tammy Huff; and eight brothers and sisters, Milford Handshoe, Milton Handshoe, Marie VanBlacaracom, Garland Gibson, Monroe Gibson, Shelton Bolen, Joseph Bolen, Jr., and Bernice Bolen.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Harbor of Love Baptist Church, 2353 South Lima Road, Kendallville with Pastor Earl Bolen and Pastor David Bolen officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.
Casketbearers are Lucas Caudill, Tyler Caudill, Jarrod Charles, Jesse Charles, Ed Huff, Jr., and Jeremiah Taulbee.
Calling is Tuesday, January 17, 2017, from 2 to 8 p.m. in the church where there will be an evening service at 7 p.m.
Preferred memorials are to the South Milford Independent Baptist Church.
Arrangements are by Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.
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Rusty Hall
January 22nd, 2017 7:58pm

Sorry to hear of your loss.Grew up as neighbors since my childhood.Such a nice person.Prayers for all of the family.

January 21st, 2017 2:36am

Love and miss you mom and the daily phone call

Cheryl Barker
January 16th, 2017 4:18pm
Reick Insurance Agency

So sorry to hear of the loss of a dear person. She and Ray were both a joy to have stop in the agency! I'm sure she will be missed by many.

Diane and Phil Marshall
January 16th, 2017 4:12pm

We are sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for your family.

Lisa patrick
January 16th, 2017 3:04pm
South milford

Prayers for all of you. Cory will be missed by so many .

Josh Caudill
January 16th, 2017 4:50am
Waterloo, IN

Granny we miss you 😢 I pray you and Pappy are having fun again!!

Helen & Hubert Ward
January 15th, 2017 11:35pm
Warriormine, WV

You will be missed by many, and you will always have a special place in our Hearts. You called every morning saying morning Sunshine we will miss coming to visit in the summer. We will always keep you in our hearts. My you rest easy, and fly high. Love you always. And will keep the family in our Prayers..

ann gayheart
January 15th, 2017 10:57pm


Joyce (Bolen) Mills, Loice (Bolen) & Ste
January 15th, 2017 10:56pm
Depauw, Indiana

Reva Spidel
January 15th, 2017 8:46pm
Franklin, TN

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences, Reva Spidel

Jack, Beth and Hannah Handshoe
January 15th, 2017 8:35pm

The family is in our thoughts and prayers. She will be missed. We love you Aunt Cora fly high with the angels