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Veronica "Verne" R. Barker

January 7, 1917 — April 27, 2012

Veronica "Verne" R. Barker, 95, of Monessen, died Friday, April 27, 2012 in St. Clair Hospital.She was born in Lowber on January 7, 1917, the daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Sabol Meluck. She was a life long resident of Monessen and a 1935 graduate of Monessen High School. Mrs. Barker had worked as a waitress at the former Johnson's Restaurant in Monessen for many years, and was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church. She was an avid golfer who loved to play the game and watch golf tournaments on television.She is survived by three grandchildren, Kathie Barker of Bridgeville, Beth (Alan) Silko of South Fayette Twp., James V. (Jackie) Barker of West Chester, PA, seven great grandchildren, Jessica, Joey, Adam, and Tommy Silko, Erin and Eily Barker, and Ryan Moore, a brother, Michael (Clara) Meluck of Pittsburgh, a sister, Gertrude Blasko of Charleroi, and by numerous nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Barker Sr., a son James Barker Jr., eight sisters, Mary Fanala, Elizabeth Feehan, Anna Meluck, Julia Petey, Sophia Pavlik, Bertha Tyburski, Margaret Meluck and Irene Mosco, and by two brothers, John and Stephen Meluck.Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Saturday May 5, 2012, at 9:00 am in Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 618 Knox Ave. Monessen, with Fr. Michael Crookston officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen.Arrangements entrusted to Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Ave. Monessen. Condolences accepted for the family at

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