Jean Mecham Barker

Jean Mecham Barker, died August 10, 2014.  Beloved wife of the late Sheldon L. Barker, Jr.; loving mother of Marti Maurer of Chesterfield, Mo. and Sarah Barker of Marietta, Ga.; devoted grandmother of Marissa (fiancée Stephen Fedak) and Hilary Kramer, Hannah Maurer, Matthew (Melissa) Cable and Holly Yancey; sister of Martha (Richard) Pappas, the late Ivan R. Mecham, Jr., and the late Maurice Meacham; sister-in-law of Sarah E. Thomas; loving aunt and great-aunt. She graduated from Brandeis University in 1954 and was a beloved English teacher and guidance counselor in her hometown of Keene, N.H. The role in life she cherished most was that of mother and grandmother. Memorial service at Temple Israel, #1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive, Creve Coeur, Mo. 63141, Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.  Visitation at 2:30 p.m. at Temple Israel. Memorial Contributions to the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine — Campus Box 8111, 4488 Forest Park Boulevard, Suite 130, St. Louis, Mo. 63108, the Temple Israel Interfaith Fund, Faith Aloud, P.O. Box 430070, St. Louis, Mo. 63143, or the charity of your choice.  Share condolences at