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July 3, 1938 ~ August 23, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Jeanette Barker, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on August 23rd, 2023, at Birchaven Village, surrounded by her loving family. She blessed us with her presence for 85 loving years.
Jeanette was born on July 3rd, 1938, in Findlay, OH, to her late parents, Gale and Helen (Parkins) Augsburger. She grew up in McComb, where she attended McComb High School and graduated as part of the class of 1956.
Upon marriage, Jeanette dedicated herself to being a loving and supportive wife and mother. She found immense joy and fulfillment in creating a warm and inviting home for her family. Her home cooked meals were cherished by all who were fortunate enough to taste them, and her family relished the time spent together around the dinner table.
Jeanette's kindness extended far beyond her own family. Known for her compassionate and giving nature, she always went out of her way to help others in need. Whether it was lending a listening ear, offering a helping hand, or providing a comforting embrace. Jeanette's heart was always open to those around her.
Family was the cornerstone of Jeanette's life. She shared a deep and unwavering love with her devoted husband, Donald Barker, whom she met while in high school. They were married on July 13, 1958, and he survives. Together, they built a strong union that stood as a testament to their enduring love for over six decades. Jeanette was also a loving and dedicated mother to her five children: Sonja (Michael) Brand, Bradley (Paula) Barker, David (Terri) Barker, Dennis (Angela) Barker, and Karen (Chris) Dishong. Her legacy lives on through her twelve cherished grandchildren: Matt (Emily) Brand, Rebecca (Chase) Scarbrough, Marcus (Paige) Brand, Nicholas (Jennifer) Barker, Ben Barker, Victoria (Matt Gentry) Barker, Brittni (David) Gladysz, Rachel (Andrew) Dee, Branson Barker, Sarah Dishong, Lauren Dishong, and Grant Dishong; her loving great-grandchildren: Vince, Dominic, Noelle, Andrew, Anna, Ava, Savannah, Malia, Arianna, Aurora, and Lennon and her siblings: Jane (Dan) Lammers and Dwain Augsburger.
In her spare time, Jeanette enjoyed traveling with Donald, exploring new destinations, and creating wonderful memories together. She found solace and peace in her beautiful garden, where she lovingly tended to her plants and flowers. Jeanette also possessed a passion for singing at church and could often be found filling her home with joyful melodies.
To honor and remember Jeanette's life, a Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 11:00 AM in the Hanneman Funeral Home, 370 Park Dr S., McComb, Ohio 45858, where visitation will begin at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, City Mission of Findlay or to The Women’s Resource Center of Findlay.
Online condolences, as well as a fond memory, may be shared with Jeanette’s family by visiting www.hannemanfuneralhomes.com