WARREN - Thaona A. Barker, 86, of Warren, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren, following a brief illness.
Thaona was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Belington, W.Va., the daughter of Walter L. and Oalie Phillips Hillyard.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her sons, Claude R. Barker of Hockley, Texas, and David D. Barker of Cortland; daughters, Donna Perks and Joyce Johnson, both of Warren; a brother, David Hillyard of Akron; sisters, Opal Wagner of Philippi, W.Va., and Katherine O'Brien of Pittsburgh; 18 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Barker, whom she married in 1945, and a daughter.
Per Thaona's personal requests, cremation will take place and private family services will be held.
Burial will be in Belington, W.Va.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, Warren.