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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.

17 Messages

  • Vici MacLean Posted January 22, 2023 3:38 pm

    To lose a parent is so hard! I am so sorry. My condolences to all of the family

  • Caleb Rogers Posted January 23, 2023 12:25 pm


  • Vickie Kilmer Posted January 23, 2023 3:55 pm

    Dorothy has told me the story that after my mother gave birth to me that she came and helped mother take care of me and my sisters.
    Prayers for the family and for God to give you all peace during this time.

  • Adrian and Carolyn Phelps Posted January 24, 2023 2:14 pm

    Our prayers are with the family. We remember the many times that they were at our folks home Ken and Elsie Burchett. Ned helped rewrire Mom and Dads house and always were very good friends.

  • Jim Bauch Posted January 26, 2023 9:36 am

    Living next door to Ned and Dorthy Is a privilege and the family is in my prayers for their loss. The love and compassion this family shares so freely is an example for us all.

  • Dena Cunningham Pugh Posted January 26, 2023 7:13 pm

    Need and Family; We are so sorry to hear iof Dorothy’s passing.I don’t remember her from elementary school but met her at Guy’s funeral. I suppose that Ted told you that Bryan passed away on July 5 2022. All of you are in our Prayers. Prayers Gary and Dena Pugh

  • Dena Cunningham Pugh Posted January 26, 2023 7:17 pm

    Ned and Family So sorry to hear about Dorothy’s passing. Prayers for Comfort Gary and Pena Pugh

  • Melanie McClain Posted February 23, 2023 9:58 pm

    My condolences to Ned and his family. I helped take care of Dorothy for a couple of months. She was very sweet and Ned is a lovely man.
    She is with her maker now

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