Rebecca Gene Barker, 81, of Fairland

Rebecca Gene Barker, 81, of Fairland, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Greenwood Meadows in Greenwood.

She was born February 22, 1941, in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, the daughter of Johnnie Carl and Opal (Doyle) Butrum.  On December 18, 1976, she married her loving husband of 46 years, Thurman L. Barker, and he survives.

Rebecca is survived by her daughter, Penny Renee Buckalew and husband, Michael, of Easton, Pennsylvania; son, Donald F. Orr Jr. of Indianapolis; sisters, Doris Molt of Greenwood, Glenda Conner, Chris Sorrell, Pat Butrum, and Donna Kantner, all of Indianapolis; brother, Johnny Carl Butrum Jr. of Greenwood; granddaughters, Mary Beard,  Jessi Whitacre and Pennie Rawley, all of Indianapolis, and Leanna Myle of Beech Grove; and grandsons, Devin Buckalew and Dillon Buckalew, both of Easton.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Rebecca graduated from Triton Central High School.

She was a member of Fairland United Methodist Church.

Rebecca formerly worked at RCA/Western Electric and then at Eli Lilly for 17 years, retiring in 2004.

She enjoyed going bowling and cooking.

Rebecca also enjoyed traveling to Florida.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Fairland Grace Community Church, 205 W. Washington St. in Fairland.

Funeral services will follow at the church, with Pastor James Moore officiating.

Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

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