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ALICE LILLY BARKER
Cedar Rapids


Alice Lilly Barker, 94, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at The Gardens of Cedar Rapids. Private family services will be held
at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre. Burial will be in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Alice was born June 6, 1926, in Iowa County, near Norway, the daughter of William and Anna (Hager) Kopf. She was a proud graduate of Norway High School. Following, she lived with her sister Annie. They liked to go to dances at the Armar Ballroom, where they met and later married best friends, Bill Barker and Junior Binley. Alice was united in marriage to William "Bill" Barker on Aug. 29, 1950, at First Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids.
In her earlier years, she worked at a bakery and later at Rockwell Collins. She worked over 20 years for the Trickey family at May City and Westdale Lanes in the nursery, where she took care of generations of children. She enjoyed playing cards, being a mom and grandma and, most of all, spending time with her family. Her penmanship and attention to details were known to all who knew her.
Alice is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Richard) Grant of Marion; grandchildren, Casey Cramblet and Jessica Cramblet (Terrell Sykes), both of Cedar Rapids; three great-grandchildren, Lucy, Emersyn and Oaklen; additional grandchildren, Dallas Grant and Adam Williams; her brother-in-law, Jack (Doris) Barker of Marion; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill, who died March 28, 2020; her siblings, Anna Mae (Wilmer) Binley, Mayme (Ed) Cechura, Irene (Dale) Bahr, Agnes (Floyd) Klein, Walter (Betty) Kopf, Ruthie Kopf, Blanche Parvin and Helen Binz; brother, George (Blanche) Kopf; a half brother, Fred Puegner; and her father and mother-in-law, Rolla and Mary Barker.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.
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