Sterling Barker


January 2, 2019 - 10:01 AM

Sterling C. Barker, age 87, of Moran, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Allen County Regional Hospital, Iola, Kansas. Sterling was born Nov. 24, 1931, in rural Sheldon, Mo., to George and Ruby (Carpenter) Barker.

Sterling attended school in rural Missouri. Sterling married Bonnie (Creason) Barker on Oct. 31, 1952.

Sterling worked for 20 years at Walton Foundry in Iola, Kansas. He was a farmer and stockman, and took great pride in raising his cattle (his girls). Sterling was always willing to help a friend or neighbor and never met a stranger.

Sterling was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; ten siblings; one daughter, Cherie Barker; one son, Sterling Barker; granddaughter Nikki Barker.

Sterling is survived by his two sons, John Barker, LaHarpe, Mark and Polly Barker, Chanute; three grandsons Christopher Barker and Amy, Manhattan, Sterling “Buzzy” Barker and Missy, Iola, Justin Barker and Marcia, Blue Mound; three granddaughters, Brandie Barker, Lindsborg, Randi Ranes and Scott, Mapleton, Casey Barker and Charlie Ball, Prescott; 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend Elda Lee Fewins, Iola.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Venue, 1883 US-Hwy 54, Iola. A funeral service for Sterling will be at 10 a.m. Friday  at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel. Interment will follow immediately at Highland Cemetery, Iola.

In lieu of flowers the family request a memorial contribution be made to Allen County Animal Rescue Facility of Iola.

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