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Lila Esther Barker

July 1, 1924 May 26, 2017
Lila Esther Barker
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Obituary for Lila Esther Barker

Lila Esther “Marie” Barker, 92, of Cheboygan, passed away Friday, May 26, at home surrounded by her family.

Born July 1, 1924, in Detroit, she was the daughter of Harry and Viola Carman. Lila graduated from Cooley High School in Detroit in 1942 where she met and later married the love of her life, Murray Barker, on September 11, 1942. Together, they raised their two children, daughter Susan Marie and son Robert William.

During her career, Lila held various clerical and administrative positions including jobs at Broward Community College and Krogers. She retired after 20 years from Ford Motor Company where she was employed as an administrative assistant. She was a life member of the Order of Eastern Star. She loved to dance and watch Lawrence Welk with Murray, spend time with family and at the cottage on Lake Huron. She enjoyed painting and various arts and crafts.

To family and friends who were blessed to have Lila in their lives, she was universally known as a kind, outgoing, generous and fun-seeking person. Her spirit was loving and her gregarious nature inspiring. Her smile will not be forgotten and her memory will be cherished.

Lila is survived by husband Murray Barker and son Robert and (Mary) Barker, of Cheboygan, Mich., son-in-law Douglas Drahota, of Valparaiso, Ind., five grandchildren and six great-grand children. Her grandchildren are: Lisa and (Rick) Wallace, of Westfield, Ind., Laura and (Aaron) Kocher, of Valparaiso, Ind., Lana and (Scott) Lavengood, of Westfield, Ind., Drew and (Rachel) Barker, of Skandia, Mich., and Glen and (Allyson) Barker, of Traverse City, Mich. Her great-grandchildren are Elizabeth and Nate Wallace, Ava, Luke and Abby Lavengood and Lake Marie Barker. She was preceded in death by daughter Susan Marie and siblings Buddy, Carol, Frankie, Dorothy and Margie.

A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch and Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Michigan on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11 AM. Friends may visit from 10 AM until the time of the service. Burial will follow at the Highland Township Cemetery.

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Visitation

Saturday

3

Jun

10:00 AM 6/3/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/3/2017 11:00:00 AM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Service

Saturday

3

Jun

11:00 AM 6/3/2017 11:00:00 AM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States
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