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Ralph Robert "Bob" Barker
November 28, 1944 ~ October 6, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Ralph Robert “Bob” Barker, 78, of Lyons, Kansas, passed away October 6, 2023, at Sandstone Heights Nursing Home, Little River, Kansas. He was born November 28, 1944, in Covina, California, the son of Ralph and Loretta Duarte Barker. Bob has resided in Lyons since 1964, formerly of West Covina, California. He graduated from West Covina High School, with the class of 1962. Bob was a farmer and carpenter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing slow pitch softball, and watching sporting events. In 1963, Bob was united in marriage with Toni Chewning. They later divorced. She preceded him in death on April 15, 2017. He is also preceded in death by his parents; and a niece, Rebecca. Bob is survived by his three children, Kim Miller and husband Rick, Jennifer Barker, and Bobby Barker, all of Lyons; brother, Bill Barker and wife Susan of Lyons; sister, Jeanie Berger of Tucson, AZ; seven grandchildren Nick Miller, Luke Miller, Lauren Jones, Jesse Hursey, Ella Darling, Lyndsey Barker, and Lexey Barker; two great-grandchildren, James Joseph Miller and Braylynn Jones; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at the Lyons Municipal Cemetery, with Pastor Joel Grizzle officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons, with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be given to the Lyons Recreation Center (for the baseball and softball program) or North Pole Fire and Rescue in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.