Marian Barkley (nee Whitteker) passed away Wed., Aug. 17, 2016.
She was the beloved wife of the late Donnie Barkley, the mother of Kevin (Carolyn), Kendra (Ryan), and Krista (Chris), and grandmother of Maddison, Dylan, Joshua, Jonah, Zechariah, and Malachi.
Marian was born to Mahlon and Alma Whitteker (nee Casselman) on July 1, 1941. She was predeceased by all her brothers and sisters.
Marian started teaching at age 17 at Sandy Creek in Glen Stewart, Matilda Township. Shortly after that, she attended Ottawa Teachers College in Ottawa. She continually taught until she retired in June 1995.
As well as enjoying teaching, she also enjoyed helping out on the farm. Donnie and Marian had many happy years of travelling after they retired.
The funeral will be held at 1 pm on Sun., Aug. 28 at the Mountain Township Agricultural Hall, 2967 Lough Rd. in South Mountain, followed by a reception and light lunch.
By family’s request, a private burial will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Marian to the Dundas County Hospice or the Inkerman United Church.
The arrangements are entrusted to Byers Funeral Home in South Mountain (613-989-3836).
Online condolences may be made at www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com