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Patsy Ruth Tucker Barker, 75, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 19, 1937 in Fayette County to the late Eugene Cleveland and Ruth Hamm Tucker. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Marjorie Price Tucker, Geneva and Jane Pruitt.
Patsy retired following 20 years as a Medicaid Fraud Investigator for the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Resources. She previously worked in advertising at The Anderson News.
In 1962 she and her husband Norman moved their membership from Salvisa Baptist Church to the Sand Spring Baptist Church. There she taught Sunday school, GA’s, and was a member of the Challengers Sunday School Class.
Patsy is survived by her husband of 58 years, Norman D. Barker, two children, Bill Barker (Beth) and Barbara Barker (Jeff Beasley), both of Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren, Blake Drury (Monica) of Lawrenceburg, Brett Drury of Winchester, Michael Crabill of Pennsylvania, and Katie Blackburn of Louisville; four great grandchildren, Cody and Zachary Crabill, Zane and Natalie Drury; and a brother, Bobby Tucker (Emma) of Danville.
Funeral services were held Dec. 7 at Sand Spring Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Hamrick officiating. Burial followed in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Blake and Brett Drury, Michael Crabill, Ed Johnston, Larry Etherington, Larue Ruble, Michael Hamrick and Larry Dalzell. The deacons of Sand Spring Baptist Church served as honorary bearers.
Memorials suggested to Gideon’s International, Anderson County Camp, P.O. Box 61, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.
The Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.