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Artith June Barker

October 21, 1934 — March 19, 2020

Artith June Barker, 85, of Covington died at 5:05 P. M. Thursday March 19, 2020 at Williamsport Nursing & Rehabilitation. She was born October 21, 1934 south of Covington the daughter of Clyde and Idalene (Bailey) Pritchard.

She was a life resident of the Covington area, a 1952 graduate of Perrysville High School and Brown Business College. She had been employed at GE, Hurletron and many years at Teepak before retiring. She was a Christian Scientist.

Artith married Max Beckelhymer and they later divorced. She later married Alan J. Barker. They both are deceased.

Surviving is a daughter Julie Beckelhymer of Woodland Park, CO, two sons, Matt (Mona) Beckelhymer of Trinidad, CO, and Jody (Mary Jo) Beckelhymer of Covington, IN; two step children, David (Jennifer) Barker, and Lisa Barker, both of Louisville, KY; a sister Mary Ann (Rick) Howell of Tilton, IL, and a brother William Pritchard of Danville, IL; twelve grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Her parents and stepdaughter Lori Barker also preceded her in death.

Per Artith’s request she will be cremated and because of the current isolation requirements a memorial service will be held at a later date. Shelby Funeral Home is assisting the family. Please send condolences to the family: www.shelbyfuneralhome.com .

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