Alice Marie Barker 76 of Shelbyville, IL, passed away at 7:30 AM Thursday May 14, 2015 in the Shelbyville Manor in Shelbyville.
Alice was born November 11, 1938 in Effingham, IL the daughter of James M. and Lucille Levitt Bowlin.
She married Kenneth Gene Barker on Oct. 16, 1955 in Effingham, IL and he passed away on March 10, 2015.
Alice was a homemaker and farm wife. For many years Alice was bookkeeper as she and Kenny, together, owned and operated Barker Implement Co. in Middlesworth, IL
She loved her family more than anything else in the world.
Surviving are her children: Cheryl (Steve) Weakly of Shelbyville, Suzan(Eric) Kull of Shelbyville and Julie Barker of Champaign, IL; grandchildren: Josh (Kaleena) Weakly of Shelbyville, Erica (Derrick) Hardy of Shelbyville, Jake Kull of Shelbyville, Ashley Grabb of Boulder, CO and Alexandra Wilson of Champaign,IL. great grandchildren: Jax, Kinley, Jasper, and Cooper; sisters and brothers: Loretta Bowlin of Effingham, Patricia Mason of Mattoon, IL, James (Marcia) Bowlin of Effingham, Richard(Sue) Bowlin of Effingham, Charlotte (Dennis) Crumrin of Arthur, IL andDebra Wells of Mattoon, IL; sister-in-law Shirley ( Stanley)Durbin of Beecher City, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth; her parents; sister: Vivian Bowlin in infancy and brothers: Jackie Bowlin and Clarence Eugene Bowlin.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday May 18, 2015 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Pastor Monte Bowers will officiate.Visitation will be from 11:00 AM Monday until time of the service in the funeral home. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville. Memorials may be made in Alice’s memory to Wesley Chapel Methodist Church or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at 383 Main Avenue. 5th floor, Norwalk, CT 06851
The Family would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Doris Bowers, Dr. Perry Guaglianone and the wonderful nursing staff and care-givers of Shelbyville Manor for the love and care given to Alice and our family during a very difficult time.On line condolences may be directed to the Family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com