Glenda G. Barker

Died Jan. 5, 2018


Glenda G. Barker, 73, of Mio passed away at her home Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.

Glenda was born in Dexter, Mo., on April 10, 1944, to LeRoy and Flora Belle (Grim) White. She graduated from Kettering High School in Waterford. Glenda married Larry Barker on Sept. 4, 1965, in Pontiac. The family moved to Mio in 1983 from Romulus. Glenda attended Kirtland Community College, making the dean’s list in special education. She was a writer for the Kirtland newspaper, and she also wrote numerous poems and children’s books. She wrote songs as well, having 17 songs copyrighted. Glenda was a licensed minister in the Apostolic Church.

Glenda is survived by her husband, Larry; her children, Larry James (Marina) Barker, Michael (Michelle) Barker, Timothy (Melody) Barker, Terry (Barb) Barker, Kevin (Holly) Barker and Kimberly Barker; her sisters, Joyce (Tom) Jenkins of Auburn Hills and Barb (Larry) Barton of Rochester Hills; her brother, Bill White of Lake Orion; 22 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date in April at Kittle Hall, Mio.

These arrangements were handled by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.


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