Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Laura Jean Barker, 51, of Valparaiso passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 5, 2020.  She was born June 1, 1969 to Billy Ray & Gladia (Parks) Jarrell.  Laura had served in the Janitorial Services Department at Opportunity Enterprises for many years.   Family trips to Zao Island were eagerly anticipated along with regular bowling outings.  She lived her Christian faith daily in all facets of her life and was a devoted member of Faith Mission Church where her husband had pastored.  On June 18, 1987 she married Herbert Thomas Barker who preceded her in death in 2016.  Survivors include their sons, Herbie Ray (Samantha) Barker & Zachary Thomas Barker both of Mishawaka, her father, Billy Ray Jarrell, siblings, Donna (Larry) McQueen, Melissa Jarrell, Anthony (Angela) Jarrell, Mary Neeley & John (Jeanette) Jarrell and grandchildren, Gracelyn Barker, Rylan Barker, Sebastian Barker & Ayden Flynn.  She was also preceded in death by her mother, Gladia Erickson and brother, Bill Jarrell.
A visitation will be held Friday from 4 - 8 pm at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, 10:00 am at the funeral home with burial following at Angelcrest Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the family. 
Face masks will be required by the Barker family.

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