Rose Howard Barker, 91, of Crossett, passed away on January 1, 2014 at the Ashley County Medical Center.
Mrs. Barker worked in retail stores off and on for 40 years but never allowed it to interfere with what she loved most: her family and friends. She was a quiet giver to those in need. Her sense of humor was a breath of fresh air. She was a member of South Main Baptist Church
She was born on July 2, 1922 in Monticello and was the daughter of the late Jess and Ruth Richards.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Barker was preceded in death by; her husband, Tim Howard; one daughter, Linda White; an infant grandson; four sisters, three brothers and her husband of 23 years, Robert L. Barker.
Survivors include, one daughter, Becky Thompson and husband, Larry; son-in-law, Bobby White, all of Crossett; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step-children; three step-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at January 3 at 3 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lyle Hern officiating. Interment will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes, 320 Executive Court, Suite 104, Little Rock, AR 72205 or Arkansas Heart Association, 909 W. 2nd Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.