Kelly D. Barker

September 04, 1966 ‒ April 30, 2020

Perrysville, Ohio

Kelly D. Barker passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 30, 2020, in her home. She was 53.

She was born on September 4, 1966, in Lodi, Ohio. Kelly traveled and lived all over the world in her lifetime, but spent the majority of her time in Texas, where she lived for over 25 years. Just recently had she moved back to Ohio, residing in Perrysville with her husband Joe.

Kelly not only had a great sense of humor but was also a very generous and giving to those who needed it. In her spare time, she loved to fish and was ready to throw a line out anytime and anyplace. She is very special to those who know and love her and she will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her husband Joe Barker; daughters Amanda Wuchich, Holli-Ann Anschutz, Isabella Herrera, and Misty Eagle; her mother Donna (Terry) Lemming; stepson Brad Barker; 9 grandchildren; siblings Duane Porter, Lennie Porter, and Tammy Richert; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service in Kelly’s honor will take place Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 2 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel, 123 N. Market Street, Loudonville, Ohio. Celebrant Dave Roberts will speak. Kelly’s service will also be live-streamed on the Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel Facebook page.

Contributions in Kelly’s memory to Women At Risk International may be made at or the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Kelly’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • “When the person we’ve spent much of our life together suddenly passes away, we feel shocked and sad, but we keep the nice memories lived fresh, that will make her always part of us.
    It is very difficult to express the sadness and shock that we are all feeling right now for: her husband, mother, daughters, siblings and friends, because of her so early departure, too young.
    Personally, having shared more than 15 years and so many things lived together and with our greatest achievement in common being our daughter: Isabella Alessandra Herrera.
    Dear Kelly, you will continue in our memories, as long as there is a memory, you will live in our hearts. Rest in Peace, I promise I will take care of our beautiful daughter Isabella”

    Daniel & Family

  • My mother, Kelly Denise Barker, was joyful, caring, sweet and bright. She was a very devoting woman towards her family, and wished the best for everyone. She had a deep connection to others, that she had deeply rooted with love and compassion. For me, not only was she there for me, but even when distance stood in between us, but she raised me to who I am today. Kelly D. Barker will never fade from our hearts, rather we cherish her memory as she continues to brighten us from within.

    In our hearts, we will always remember that kind, sweet smile, your incredible sense of humor that had always lightened everybody’s mood. The large heart that you had, caring for everything and everyone, devoting more to others than yourself. We shall cherish the small moments and acts of kindness you endlessly presented.

    I will always remember you, love you, and forever miss you. Thank you for everything you have done for me, and raising me to who I am today. I truly am honored to be your daughter, though not biologically, but there would be no other who I would call mother. You have always loved me, through thick and thin, and wanted the best for me. I am proud to say that you were my mother, and I wish I had the words to say how blessed I was to have you in my life.

    I love you and will forever miss you
    Your daughter,
    Isabella Alessandra Herrera

  • Oh Joe, I’m here with Char and just found out that Kelly Ann has passed away. We are both unbelievably sorry to hear this.
    Char and I have been seeing each other for a few months and have talked about making contact with you and Kelly Ann, and we are so sorry that that had not yet happened. We want you to know that we are thinking of you constantly.
    Love you,