Joanne Parsons Barker of Kennett Square

Joanne Parsons Barker, 85, of Kennett Square, died Friday, April 1, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. She was the wife of Wade H. Barker, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage.

Born in Kennett Square, she was the daughter of the late Newton and Ruth Loller Parsons..

Mrs. Barker was a tour coordinator at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, retiring in 1985 after 21 years of service.

She was a member of the Hamorton United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Barker enjoyed music, watching sports on TV, going on vacation to the beach with her family, and especially being with her family and friends.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, David S. Barker of Kennett Square; one daughter, Dianne B. Bramble of West Grove; one sister, Ramona Waltz of Kennett Square, two grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

She was predeceased by one sister, Nan Parsons.

You are invited to visit with her family from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Hamorton United Methodist Church, 1052B East  Baltimore Pike (Route 1), Hamorton, PA 19348. Her memorial service will follow at 2. Burial will be private.

In memory of Joanne, a contribution may be made to the Hamorton United Methodist Church at the above address.

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home in Kennett Square.

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