Rosemary Virginia Barker became a new bright star in the sky when she left this world for a better one on February 19, 2020 at the Oaks at Cascade in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Barker.
Rosemary was born on May 7, 1925 in Milburn, West Virginia. Although she lived in Chicago, Mexico, Milwaukee and Houston, West Virginia always held a special place in her heart.
The most important things in her life were her family, her friends and her cats. She welcomed everyone in her home and provided shelter and support for those in need. She let people stay with her when they didn't have a home, she fed hungry friends and neighbors and even strangers and gave everything she could for people. She loved her children more than life itself and would do anything for them always. With her periwinkle blue eyes and beautiful smile, she charmed everyone. And oh, she was smart as well as beautiful! She graduated salutatorian of her high school class and solved crossword puzzles well into her 90's.
She is survived by, and remembered lovingly by, her son Mack L. Smith and wife Marie-Anne, and her daughter Barbara Joe Stevens and husband Vance of Malaysia. She is also survived by her two grandsons, Glenn Royer Stevens and his wife Gulya Obokolova and Dustin Keahi Stevens and wife Michelle Daniel, great grand-daughter Gwen Rosemaria and great grand-son Kai Daniel. She will be sadly missed but we are better for having her in our lives.