Shirley E. Barker, 75, of Davenport, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
A Natural Journey Farewell with cremation has taken place. A private burial will be held in the Andrew, Iowa Cemetery at a later date.
Shirley Elizabeth Jorgensen was born on October 22, 1944 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Glenn and Lois (Siegel) Jorgensen. She was a 1962 graduate of Andrew High School. She married Alvin Barker on August 25, 1963 at Salem Lutheran Church in Andrew, Iowa.
Shirley had worked for Wenger Truck Line in Davenport as a payroll manager for over 24 years. She and Alvin had lived in Maquoketa from 1963 to 1985 and from 1985 until present in Davenport.
She enjoyed gardening, camping, crosswords and spending winters in Texas. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. She especially enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play sports.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Alvin Barker of Davenport, IA; children, Todd (Fiancé Billee Brinkman) of Andover, MN, Brian (Amy) Barker of Grand Rapids, MI, Janelle Barker of Davenport, IA, and Scott (Christy) Barker of Long Grove, IA; 7 grandchildren, Jacob, Zachary, Kyle, Emily, Taylor, Mason, and Abigail; and 3 great-grandchildren, Nolan, Roman and Isaac. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Carol, and infant twins Donna and Johnna.
The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Alvin & Family; We was so sorry t hear of Shirly's passing. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Wish we could have been there, but I can't get out much anymore. So just want you to know we were thinking of you.
So sorry for your loss she was a wonderful lady
Alvin and family so sorry for your loss
Alvin and Family, so very sorry to hear of Shirley passing away. I worked with her at Mr. Micro Repair. Her and I had a blast working together. She always had a big smile that would light up my day! Such a beautiful person. Pam (Ward) Anderson
Our most sincere condolences to Alvin and family. We will miss our dear cousin. The Hechmann family, Don, Mari-Anne and Ed
I am so saddened to hear this news! Prayers to Alvin and all family🙏
Dina Hammerand Edwards
My thoughts are with the family on this hard time.. Have known Alvin and Shirley for a long time..These last few years we haven't seen much of each other, but our friendship dose back a long ways.. please know i am thinking of you all.
Alvin and family,
Sincere condolences to you folks from David and me.
Our prayers are with Shirley's family. We were classmates at Andrew. She was always full of life; she is at rest with the lord. May He be with you and give you comfort.
Alvin and family, I am so sad to hear this, I worked with Shirley at Country Club Coffee/Mr. Micro in Davenport and then you lived just up the block from us in Davenport. So sorry for your loss, Shirley was always so full of life, happy all the time. She will be missed. Cindy and Mitch Glunz
Alvin and family, sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry for the family’s loss! Shirley was my cousin sister as we spent summers at each other’s houses growing up. I will miss her dearly!!
So sorry for the family’s loss. Shirley was my cousin sister growing up! We spent summers at each other’s houses. I will miss her so much!
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are being sent to you and your family at your loss of one of us. God bless you all. Marvin and Gloria Jorgensen and Family.
So sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady and a hard worker. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
So sorry for your loss. Such a sweet lady and a hard worker. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sorry for your loss.😪
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Ron & Rue Storlie
My thoughts & prayers to the Barker Family at this time.
Glad we had so much fun getting together camping. Our trip to Texas and Mexico we were glad you was along with us. We had such a good time and will miss you so much. Rest In Peace Shirley
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