Hulda Anne Barker

Hulda Anne Barker, 89, of Aurora, passed away Jan. 6, 2020, at the Sunrise of Lenexa Assisted Living in Lenexa, Kan. She was born Oct. 24, 1930, in Monett,to Norman and Beatrice (Bailey) Mulkey.
She was a 1948 graduate of Verona High School in Verona, and worked as an operator for Bell Telephone Company in Aurora. She was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church and was active in the women’s auxiliary club. In 1950 she married Ralph Barker in Aurora.
Barker is survived by: her husband of 69 years; daughter, Jill (Jim) Brandmeyer, of Lenexa, Kan.; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; three aunts; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by: her parents; son, John Barker; and sisters, Deane Gholson and Shirley Cook.
A visitation under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, was held from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the Aurora United Methodist Church with a funeral service that followed at 11 a.m. Burial followed at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora. Memorials may be made payable to the Aurora United Methodist Church Children’s Ministry in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at


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