Louise A. Barker

NEW WATERFORD – Louise A. Barker, 89, of New Waterford, formerly of Youngstown and Washington, D.C., died at 4:50 p.m. Saturday at the St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

Born March 8, 1924, in Washington, she was the daughter of George and Alice (Hanson) Jacobson.

Mrs. Barker 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 the New Waterford United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death on June 4, 2006, by her husband, Charles D. Barker, whom she married April 9, 1949.

Survivors include 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; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Waterford United Methodist Church with Pastor Terry Brown officiating. Burial will follow in New Waterford Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home in East Palestine.

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

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