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Dorothy M. (Penn) Barker

Dorothy Marie (Penn) Barker

Dorothy Marie (Penn) Barker of Lone Jack, Missouri was called to her heavenly reward on Wednesday January 18, 2023. Dorothy was born October 5, 1941 in Anderson, Missouri to Arthur Hugh and Laverna Fay (Osborn) Penn. She was the third of 5 children and was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Rita Craig and Donna Lee Robbins.

She married David Ned Barker on July 5, 1958. They were blessed with the birth of 3 boys. David (Donna) Barker, Jerry Barker and Danny (Stephanie) Barker, all of Lone Jack, Missouri.

Dorothy loved her family and was primarily a homemaker while her boys were small including having served as PTA President. After learning to drive trucks hauling hay and grain, she became a bus driver for Lone Jack C-6 schools from 1969 until 1978. She started her career in banking as a teller for Commerce Bank in Lees Summit and retired from the corporate office in Kansas City as a business analyst in 2004. Dorothy helped out invoicing for the trucking company that David and Danny operate until she finally completely retired. Dorothy enjoyed her many flower gardens in her yard. Dorothy and Ned received The City of Lone Jack Lifetime Community Service Award in 2008.

She is survived by her husband Ned, her boys and grandkids: Shannon, David, Ryan, Matt and great grandkids : Katie, Davey, Isaac, Sarah, Zoe as well as her sister Beverly (Ron) Campbell of Carl Junction, Missouri  and her brother Arthur Dale (Rhonda) Penn of Springfield, MO and numerous cousins and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, MO from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2023. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2023 at the funeral home, with interment following at Lone Jack Cemetery.

13 Messages

  • Jim Greene Posted January 21, 2023 2:07 pm

    I had the pleasure of knowing David Danny & Ned, & remember them fondly, so this is devastating to them. She is no longer in pain.

  • Sally Booth Posted January 21, 2023 5:15 pm

    I am sorry to hear of Dorthy’s passing. We were neighbors in growing up. Prayers for the family.

  • Debbie and Bob Surber Posted January 21, 2023 7:25 pm

    So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Terry Canales (daughter of Marie Penn Holler) Posted January 22, 2023 2:19 am

    Sincerely sorry for your loss

  • Kathy Butler Posted January 22, 2023 9:41 am

    Thinking of the entire Barker family during this difficult time.

  • Debbie Holler Posted January 22, 2023 2:01 pm

    No more sorrow, no more pain….except for family left behind. 😢 Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you adjust to this huge loss. I will always remember my weekend at Ned and Dorothy’s when on the road and what a nice time that was. May God keep you and Bless You as you go forward.

  • Betty Beason Posted January 22, 2023 3:24 pm

    I have fond memories of Dorothy. Our sons were friends, especially through their being classmates at the Lone Jack School. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Ned and family.

  • Kathy Meyer Posted January 22, 2023 3:34 pm

    What a wonderful kind lady she was. Always smiling. Prayers for her family.

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