Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cleo Cecil Baughman Peck Barker, 1904-2002

Biographical Records of Residents of Johns Township
and Surrounding Area - 2nd Edition 
(Appanoose and Wayne Counties, Iowa)
Compiled by Willis and Richard Gorden
  Cleo Cecil (Baughman) Barker, 97, of Centerville, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at the Golden Age Care Center. She was born November 5, 1904, on a farm west of Promise City, the youngest child of William and Lydia (Baylor) Baughman. She graduated from Promise City High School in 1920 and Corydon High School in 1922. She attended Simpson College in Indianola and graduated from a normal course. She taught school for 22 years in Wayne, Appanoose and Henry counties. 
 She married Jesse Oren Peck of Crawfordsville, March 1, 1946. They moved to a farm south of Centerville in March 1948. He preceded her in death April 9, 1964. She moved into Centerville and was a substitute teacher in Centerville Schools and became children's librarian at Drake Public Library for over 5 years. She married Charles Barker, August 9, 1982. He preceded her in death April 29, 2001. Surviving are a stepson, Ronald Barker and his wife, Marilyn; 3 step-grandchildren; a niece, Roberta Hupp Taylor; 2 nephews, Robert and Max Hupp; and other relatives. Also preceding her in death were her parents; 6 sisters, Malesse, Ola, Etta, Martha, Laura and Eliza; 3 brothers, Leonard, Leon and James; 3 nieces, Dorothy Richardson Killion, Betty Richardson Patterson and Eloise Baughman Langloss; and a nephew, William Richardson. She was a member of Centerville First United Methodist Church, the Wayne County Historical Society, Retired Teachers Organization and the18-80 Club of Centerville. Funeral was held at the Randolph Funeral Home in Seymour with Rev. Jim Gubser officiating. Burial was in the Promise City Cemetery. Memorials were given to the Promise City Cemetery or to a memorial of the donor's choice.
Cleo Baughman with her students in Jerome School
Charles Robert Barker, 1905-2001
  Charles Robert “Bob” Barker, 95, of Centerville died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at the Golden Age Care Center. He was born August 31, 1905, in Promise City, the son of Harvey and Erma (Noble) Barker.  He married Ruth Eaton in June 1924. She preceded him in death in March 1978. In August 1981 he married Cleo [Baughman] Peck. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Ronald Barker and his wife, Marilyn, of Moravia; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great granddaughters. Also preceding him in death were his parents; 3 sisters, Iva Smith, Dee Liddle and Thelma Keller; and 2 brothers, Everett and Dempse Barker. He farmed north of Seymour until he retired in 1964 and moved to northwest Arkansas. He worked for a contractor there for 16 years, moving back to Iowa in 1981. Graveside memorial services were held at the Promise City Cemetery with Pastor Jim Gubser officiating. Memorials were given to the Jones Church or Promise City Cemetery.

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