Commonwealth Journal


March 20, 2014

Obituaries for Friday, March 21, 2014

Somerset — Ovelene Barker

Ovelene Muse Barker, 86, of West Highway 80 in Somerset, Ky., died peacefully in her sleep on March 19, 2014 at her home.  

Ovelene was born January 11, 1928 in Naomi, Ky., the eldest daughter of the late Elbert and Alma Ard Muse.

Ovelene was a loving and devoted mother, a proud Christian woman and a friend to many. She was retired from the Palm Beach Company. Ovelene enjoyed sewing, making quilts and working in her flowers.  Ovelene had  been a member of Sardis Methodist Church for 65 years and was still active in and faithful to her Church.

Ovelene is survived by her four children, Billy Barker and Shelia of Nancy, Ky., Sue Smith and Jim of Greenwood, Ind., Rick Barker of Somerset, Ky., and Randy Barker and Tina of Somerset, Ky.; six grandchildren, David Mack of Lexington, Ky., Josh Barker and Denise of Jeffersonville, Ind., Allison Fletcher and Josh of Kannapolis, NC, Suzanne Howell and Phil of Swayzee, Ind., and Devin and Hannah Barker of Somerset, Ky.; nine great-grandchildren, Grace, Abigail and Simeon Fletcher, Noah and Emily Howell, Morgan Whitaker and Braxton, Bryson, Ambria and Myah Mack; her brothers, Carter Muse and

Ilene of Nancy, Ky., and Donald Muse and Sue of Somerset, Ky.; her sisters, Pauline Weddle, Freda Yanders and Charlie, Regena Prather and Gene, and Patty Ruckel of Nancy, Ky.; her sister-in-law, Blanche Muse of Frazier, Ky.; her great aunts,  Dorothy Muse of Nancy, KY and Geneva Sanders of Stanford, Ky.; and like a son, Larry Garner and Joan of Nancy, Ky. Ovelene is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and friends whom she loved very much.

Ovelene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Robert Barker; a brother, Clifford Muse; and brothers-in-law Kenneth Weddle, Jerry Polston, Milton Ruckel, Carl Barker Jr. Gilbert Tyler, Wendell Norfleet, and Johnny Barker; and sisters-in-law Bernice Flynn, Nancy Norfleet, Jean Tyler and Gracie

Lou Bundy.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 24 at 11 a.m. at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Jasper, Bro. Rick Barker and Bro. Kenneth Pierce officiating.  

Burial will be in the Mill Springs National Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday evening March 23 from 4-9 p.m. and until the service on Monday morning at the funeral home.  

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Tyler, Doug Yanders, Tim Prather, Roger Weddle, Darren Polston and Terry Prather.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Womens Group at the Sardis Methodist Church or in the form of Gideon Bibles.  

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Ovelene Barker.      

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