Remmert Funeral Home

521 East Washington Street, East Peoria, IL


Mary Wilma Barker

July 5, 1941May 9, 2020

Mary W. Barker, 78, of Corning, AR, formerly of East Peoria, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 in Missouri.

She was born July 5, 1941 in Viola, AR to Ira and Bessie (Vincent) Highley. She married John E. Barker September 22, 1957 in East Peoria. He preceded her in death on May 9, 1993. Also preceding her in death were three sisters, Virginia Dickerson, Betty Jean and Pearly May Highley, and one brother, Charles Highley.

Surviving are her three children, Michael (Angie) Barker of Corning, AR, Steven Barker of Corning AR, and Julie (Jason) Salmon of East Peoria; three grandchildren, Ashley (Marc) Cummings and Jeremy (Kaliea) Barker both of Corning, AR, and Jessica (Jim) Juliano of East Peoria.

Also surviving are five great-grandchildren, one brother, Ira "Junior" Highley of Canada and one son-in-law, Jim Dickerson of California.

Mary will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, sister, and grandmother, who loved to travel.

A graveside service will be at 10:00 am on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria. Remmert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.remmertfuneralhome.com.


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