Josie "Jo" Mae (Frenchmeyer) Barker

October 1, 1923October 26, 2018

Josie (Jo) Mae (Frenchmeyer) Barker passed away on October 26, 2018 at the age of 95. Jo was born on Oct. 1, 1923 in Houston, Texas to Charles and Lena Frenchmeyer. She married Kenneth M. Barker in March of 1941 and they were married for 57 years until his death. Jo was a resident of Pasadena, Texas for 62 years and was a member of South Ave Baptist church.

Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Ken Barker, her daughter, Patsy Keef, grandson, Johnny Ballew, great granddaughter, Alice Barker and son-in-law, James Keng.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda B. Keng and son, Bobby Barker (Vickie). Also by her granddaughter, Lt. Col. Shawn Ayers and grandsons, Aaron Keng (Angel), Travis Barker (Amanda), Taylor Barker (Barbara) and Robert Barker. Five great grandchildren: Chase Keng, Kristin Keng, Dylan Ayers, Calvin Barker and Olivia Barker.

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Pasadena Funeral Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM in Pasadena Funeral Chapel. Honorary Pallbearers: Aaron Keng, Travis Barker, Taylor Barker, Robert Barker, Steve Whitman and Chase Keng.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send a donation in her name to South Ave. Baptist Church, 605 Preston, Pasadena, Texas 77503 or to your favorite charity.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 3, 2018

Josie "Jo" Mae (Frenchmeyer) Barker

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