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Susan V Barker

July 8, 1957 - April 10, 2014

Susan “Susie” Virginia Adams Barker, 56, of Marysville, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at OhioHealth Hospice Kobacker House in Columbus surrounded by family and friends. A homemaker and devoted wife, mother and sister, she was a member of New Horizons Baptist Church where she sang with the praise team. She was a former employee of Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation and also worked with the Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities as a bus aide. She enjoyed handicrafts, especially ceramics and operated Susie’s Creative Touch in downtown Marysville, which also featured scrapbooking, card making, floral designs and jewelry. Above all, she cherished spending time with family and friends and will be remembered as a nurturing helper and unconditional friend to others. She was born July 8, 1957 in Painesville to the late John W. and Margaret Ann Phillips Adams. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Wayne E. Barker, whom she married June 24, 1978 in Parma; her son, Shane Michael Adam Barker; her brother John “Jack” Adams of Willoughby; her sister Kathy (Ed) Barker of Minerva; her mother-in-law, Margaret E. Barker of Marysville; a sister-in-law, Gina Barker; a brother-in-law, Randy (Cindy) Barker; nephews and nieces, Rick Adams, Edward Barker, III, Jessica (William) Frase, Sarah (Drew) Goddard, Lindsay Barker and Heather Barker; two great nephews, Drizzt and Entreri; aunts, Betty Patton and Margaret Adams; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at New Horizons Baptist Church, 17939 Paver Barnes Road, Marysville where the family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. Pastor Roger Williams will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to her church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


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