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Sunday’s Obituary – John Charles Barkley
August 21st, 2011 by Jessica

Obituary for Charles Barkley

Obituary for Charles Barkley

Obituary for my great-great-grandfather, John Charles Barkley published in the Vidette-Messenger in Valparaiso, Indiana on October 3, 1964.

CHARLES BARKLEY
Charles Barkley, 80, 7 Pine, died Friday in Porter Memorial hospital after an extended illness.
Born Aug 2, 1884 in Kingman, Kan., he was the son of John and Isabel (Moffitt) Barkley.  He married Eda [Ida] E. Weddle who preceded him in death in 1928.  He later married Maude Collins who also preceded him in death.
A retired contractor, Barkley was a resident of Valparaiso most of his life.  He was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are two sons, the Rev. Milton E. Barkley, Russiaville, Ind. and Harold, Valparaiso; two daughters, Mrs. Agnes Cole and Mrs. Vern (Ruth) Piper, both of Valparaiso; 26 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, two brothers, R. Jett Barkley, Seattle and Richard Barkley, residing in Florida and one sister, Bertha.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Allen and Ralph; one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Jankowski, and one brother and one sister.
Services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday in the Bartholomew Funeral home with the Rev. John White, Calvary Baptist church, officiating.  Burial will be in Kimball cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. today.

See the grave of John Charles Barkley at Find A Grave.

Check out my Ancestry Family Tree for John Charles Barkley.


2 Responses  
  • DaD writes:
    August 24th, 20114:19 pmat

    My memory of Charles was from the perspective of a young child. Charles (they said he hated the name John) seemed to be a tall imposing figure who always dressed in dark clothing and rarely said anythjing – at least not to me. I don’t actually remeber him ever saying anything to me. I kind of steered clear of him because when he did speak it was mostly a bark. Always crabby – I think it was due to his health. He remnded me of Harry Truman.

  • Jessica writes:
    August 29th, 20114:39 amat

    Now that’s quite a memory, DaD. Your memory of him is a similar memory of mine to your father, Duane Cole. Steer clear and you won’t get yelled at!


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