Marian A. Barker

Marian Agnes Barker, 89, of Clarion passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at the Careage of Clarion in Clarion.

Memorial services for Marian Barker will be held Monday, December 15, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Clarion with Pastor Don Morrison officiating. Private family burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion.

Marian Agnes Jennison was born on April 26, 1919 to Clark H. Jennison and Effie Ford at Riceville, Iowa. She moved to Wright County in 1929 and received her education in area schools graduating in 1938 from Clarion High School. After graduation, she worked as a cashier at the Clarion Theatre and later as receptionist and bookkeeper for the Jaqua Monitor.

In 1941, she was united in marriage to Clare L. Barker in Algona, Iowa. They made their home here in Clarion. To this union two sons were born – James L. and Thomas C.

In 1959 after the death of her husband she began work for the Wright County State Bank (later Brenton Bank) as bookkeeper and later assistant cashier. She held this position until she retired in 1984 and worked when they needed her. Her memberships include a 20 year member of the LA to B.H.R.T., Heart Memorial Chairman for Wright County for 20 years – Methodist Church, and the V.F.W.

Marian is survived by her sons: James L. Barker, Thomas C. Barker; two granddaughters: Connie and Cindy; a special sister: Margaret Scheffelman of Corwith, nieces and nephews, and lots of friends.



Date: Monday, December 15, 2008
Time: 11:30 am
Where: United Methodist Church – Clarion
201 3rd Avenue North East, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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