Havre de Grace lost its former first lady Tuesday.
Charlotte "Charlie" Barker died Jan. 15; she was 65.
Barker was the wife of former Havre de Grace Mayor Philip Barker, who was in office from 1997 to 2001.
For several years, Charlotte Barker battled plasma cell leukemia, according to The Aegis.
As a result of the rare blood disorder, abnormal cells build up in bone marrow and prevent other cells and platelets from performing their vital functions, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Despite her illness, Barker was known for her vitality and charm.
"I never saw Charlie anywhere that she didn't have a smile and a kind word for all," one Aegis editor wrote this week.
Did you know Charlie Barker? Share your memories in the comments.
The viewing will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Zellman Funeral Home (123 S. Washington Street) in Havre de Grace.
The funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Havre de Grace United Methodist Church (101 S. Union Avenue).
Read the complete obituary courtesy of Zellman Funeral Home.