We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Brickner Funeral Home
Penny Diane Barker, 76, of Van Wert passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at her residence. She was born April 26, 1946 in Sault Sainte Marie, MI a daughter of Maynard & Luella Marie (Walls) Wade both of whom are deceased. She was married to Bob Barker on October 17, 1964 and he survives her.
She is also survived by her son, Bob Barker Jr. and daughter, Chris (Tom) Gibson, and grandchildren Tabetha (Cass) Mosteller, Jesse Barker and Luke Barker. Also surviving her are great grandchildren, Reece, Sienna, and Quinn. and three step great grandchildren, Skye, Ryder, Lyric. 2 sisters, Karen (Bill) Nostrant and Ory (Gary) Perl, a brother, Nick (Penny) Wade and many nieces and nephews.
She was a telephone operator for many years with the Van Wert Telephone Co. She was a member of Trinity Friends Church where she taught 3 and 4 year olds Sunday School for many years. She was also involved with many home Bible study groups over the years.
The family will receive visitors at Brickner Funeral Home on Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Services will be at Trinity Friends Church on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 11:00 AM with viewing at the church 1 hour prior to services. Burial will follow in Blue Creek Cemetery.
Preferred memorials: Trinity Friends Church and Community Health Professionals Hospice.
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7