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Ellis, Barbara L.

Ellis, Barbara L.

March 23, 1932 — August 14, 2018

Barbara L. Barker Ellis, 86, left this world surrounded by her family to begin her eternal life on August 14, 2018. Barbara was born the fourth of eight brothers and sisters on March 23, 1932 to Willis and Jewel Barker. She spent her life loving her family and offering a smile and kind word to everyone she met. Her favorite saying was, “Stop and smell the roses.” Barbara worked for years for the Hickman Mills School District before retiring to travel with her husband, Dan.

Barbara leaves behind two children: Sandy Ellis Simpson and Randy Ellis (Jennifer); two sisters: Berniece Hanes and Brenda Ruark; one brother, Barry Barker; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, her husband, daughter Cheryl, and two brothers and two sisters.

A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 21 with a visitation at 8:30am, and a service starting at 9:30am. The location of the celebration is Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd.; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Service Information

Service: 9:30AM, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Park Lawn Funeral Home

Visitation: 8:30-9:30AM, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Park Lawn Funeral Home

Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery

Ellis, Barbara L.'s Guestbook

My condolences to the family of Barbara Ellis. May the promise at John 6:40 bring comfort to your family at this time.


I know you are at peace and with the love of your life now. Prayers to the family at this time of sorrow. I am sure you, Danny, and my dad are catching up on some great stories.

Karen Weston

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