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Mary Evelyn Skidmore

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mary Evelyn Skidmore, 77, of Salem, Arkansas, was born on March 9, 1934, in Salem, Ark., the daughter of Luther Sylvester and Nola Lou Barker.

She departed this life on July 3, 2011, in Mountain Home, Ark.

Evelyn was united in marriage to Udell Cleo Skidmore on July 30, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo. She was a homemaker and a member of the Salem Immanuel Southern Baptist Church.

She leaves to mourn her passing: daughter, Kathryn Cordray of Salem, Ark.; three grandchildren, Jaclyn Benson and husband Richard of Salem, Callie Atkinson and husband Mikey of Salem and Cody Cordray of Salem; three great-grandsons, Ricco Benson, Jules Benson and Lewis Allman, Jr.; four brothers, Roy Barker and wife Anna Lee of Salem, Rodney Barker and wife Hazel of Salem, Larry Barker of Salem and Gary Barker and wife Judy of Gentry; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter Karen Lou Skidmore, parents, son-in-law Jack Cordray and sister-in-law JoAnn Barker.

Funeral services were were Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Ark., with Bro. Alan Winberry and Bro. Gary Barker officiating. Interment was in the Elizabeth Cemetery at Elizabeth, Ark., under the direction of Barker Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Cody Cordray, Mikey Atkinson, Richard Benson, Justin Welch, Jamie Robbins, Alex Sanders, Ricco Benson, Jules Benson and Lewis Allman, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers were Ronnie Robbins, Butch Blair, Larry Dean Sanders, Herbert Massey, Rod Aukes, Gary Branscum, Roy Cunningham and Josh Sutherland.

Memorials preferred to the family.