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Vada Barker
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Vada Katherine
2001 - 2018
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Obituary for Vada Katherine Barker

Vada Katherine Barker, 17, of Boomer, WV, was born on August 8, 2001, and departed this earth tragically on December 9, 2018. She was a senior at Valley High Schools in Smithers, WV. While attending Valley High School, she was very active in the National Honor Society, Principal’s Council, Student Council, Valley High softball team, and had recently gotten voted as the “Most Unique” senior. She was an active member in the Leadership Fayette County group. Vada also attended Fayette Institute of Technology (FIT) where she was receiving a certificate in Nautilus Engineering (pre-engineering studies).

Vada attended Boomer Baptist Church and was an employee of Burger Carte in Smithers, WV. She was a student at Ursula’s Dance Studio.

She leaves to mourn, her parents: Richard and Stacey Hensley of Boomer; one sister, Nadia Barker of Boomer; one brother, Brody Hensley of Boomer; Grandmothers Gwen Hamilton of Nitro, and Sherry Hensley of Montgomery; Grandfather Jerry (JK) Kincaid of Montgomery; Aunt and Uncle Jerri and Daniel Armstrong of Pinch; great-grand mother Genoa Walker of Hurricane and special cousin James Armstrong of Pinch; and her Valley High and FIT family.

Vada lived by her famous motto, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

Memorial service for Vada will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 3 p.m. at the YMCA gymnasium in Montgomery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the gym and friends and family are invited to Boomer Baptist Church after the service for a spaghetti dinner. O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy can be sent at
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