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Homer Leon Barkley, 73, Lawrence, passed away Feb. 22, 2013, in Topeka.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City. Burial will follow at Prairie City Cemetery, Baldwin City.

He was born June 22, 1939, in Baldwin City, the son of Henry Leroy Barkley and Marie (Clary) Barkley.

He was a janitor for the University of Kansas in Lawrence for 15 years retiring in 2003.

On Nov. 17, 1961, Homer was united in marriage with Wilma Jean McEvoy in Ottawa. They later divorced.

On Oct. 30, 1970, Homer was united in marriage with Barbara Mellies in Miami, Okla. They later divorced.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Homer is survived by a son, Earl Barkley and his wife, Ashlee, Topeka; daughter, Cathi Kitrell and her husband, Todd, Holton; sister, Joy Thompson, Topeka; brother, James Barkley and his wife, Honey Bea, Tulsa, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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