Barbara Evelyn (Barker) Davis died on July 10, 2011. She was born June 25, 1929, the first child of Eugene Clarence and Louise Corlies Barker. She was raised in Stoddard County, Mo. On July 12, 1954, Barbara married James Frank Davis who preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1994. In 1958, she moved with her husband and family to Michigan and lived there until after the death of her husband. She retired from the Michigan Department of Public Health. Survivors include her four children, Ronald James Davis of Sebring, Fla., Daniel Severy Davis and his wife Jacqueline of Las Vegas, Nev., Susan Carole Davis of Fairbanks, Alaska, and William John Davis and his wife Patricia of Las Vegas, Nev. She leaves five grandchildren, R. Christopher Davis of Holt, Michi., Kelly Ann Davis, Daniel J. Davis, William H. Davis and Adriana Ferrando, all of Las Vegas, Nev.; and five great-grandchildren, Emma Davis, Calvin Davis, Logan Davis, Lilly Davis and Madison Davis. She also leaves two sisters, Revalee Minton of Dexter, Mo., and Marilyn Irvin of O'Fallon, Mo.
Barbara was an active member of the Michigan State Retirees Association for many years and was a long-standing member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
There will be no visitation.
A small service will be held at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 2 p.m.