Louise Barker

NEW WATERFORD – Louise A. Barker, 89, of New Waterford, formerly of Youngstown and Washington, D.C., died at 4:50 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngs-town.

Mrs. Barker was born March 8, 1924 in Washington, D.C., a daughter of George and Alice Hanson Jacobson and moved to Youngstown in 1955 and the Columbiana area in 1989. She was a homemaker and an administrative assistant in both the public and private business sectors for many years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of New Waterford United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Charles D. Barker, whom she married April 9, 1949 died June 4, 2006. She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn (Bruce) Mook of East Palestine; two sons, Charles “Les” Barker of New Waterford and George (Lisa) Barker of Huntington Beach, Calif.; a sister, Eleanor Jacobson of Silver Spring, Md.; four grandchildren, Benjamin (Nicky) Mook of Spring Grove, Pa., Rachel (Doug) Nickalson of Okeechobee, Fla., Lauren Barker of Columbia, Mo., and James Barker of West Lafayette, Ind.; and seven great-grandchildren.

A brother, Robert Jacobson is also deceased.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013 at New Waterford United Methodist Church with Pastor Terry Brown officiating. Burial will follow in New Waterford Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday at Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine.

Memorial contribution may be made to either New Waterford United Methodist Church or Hospice of the Valley.

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