Joann Keller-Barker


Joann Keller-Barker, 68,
of Batavia, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Memorial service and Inurnment will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made in Joann's name to the Service Club for the Blind, Inc., 3719 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63109-1236. Cards and memorials may be mailed to Rex Barker, 1274 Brookville Road, Batavia, IA 52533.
Joann was born May 23, 1951, in St. Louis, Mo. She married J. "Rex" Barker on Nov. 30, 2016, in Packwood, Iowa.
Joann was a teacher and worked with the blind before she retired. She loved her three cats dearly. Joann had done some traveling. She and Rex were looking forward to traveling to various states and visit their friends.
She will be missed by her husband, Rex; her children, Ted Hall, Lisa (Miguel) Albaladejo and Jay (Jennifer) Hall; stepchildren, Gloria and Larry; four grandchildren, Briar, Brittany, Kai and Marley; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Michael.
Online condolences may be made to the family at

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