Leona Lucille Barker of Eaton Rapids,
Passed away December 11, 2019 at the age of 78. Leona was born in Eaton Rapids, October 27, 1941, the daughter of J.E. and Estina (Bunker) Disbrow. She was a bus driver for the Eaton Rapids Public School system and after 21 years of service, she was able to enjoy retirement. Leona loved to cook, work on word search puzzles, watch soap operas, but her greatest love was in spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Janice (Dan) Lambrix of Muskegon, Everett (Vivian) Hillard of Eaton Rapids, William Hillard of Flint; step children, John (Sandy) Barker of Holt, Joe Barker of Lansing, Tom (Phyllis) Barker of DeWitt, Francy Onley of FL; 14 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Brenda Hillard of FL; several nieces and nephews. Leona was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Barker in 2013; son, Robert Hillard; brother, Ellsworth (Marge) Disbrow; sister, Viola Blaine.
Funeral services will be 1 pm Monday December 16, 2019 at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids with Pastor Jim Riley officiating. Visitation will take place on Sunday from 5 pm to 8 pm and Monday one hour prior to the service. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Please visit our website to place online condolences, www.millsfuneral.com.
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