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Jenifer L. Gandee Barker

Jenifer L. Gandee Barker, 45, of Spencer, WV, died at her home on June 14, 2022, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Jenifer was born October 5, 1976 in Spencer, WV, and is the daughter of Hazel Cottrell Gandee of Spencer and the late Olen Gandee, Jr.

Jenifer is survived by her mother, Hazel Gandee; loving husband of 21 years, Scott Barker of Spencer; son, Timothy Barker of Spencer; brothers, David (Carolyn) Gandee of Clarksburg, WV; Mike (Lisa) Gandee and Jim (Tina) Gandee, both of Spencer; and an extended family of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews whom she loved very much.

Jenifer graduated from Roane County High School in 1994, she studied Marketing at WVU and the WVU-P Class of 1994. Jenifer has always been a Christian and has always kept her faith in God. She had worked for several years at Building Blocks Childcare in Spencer, until she was no longer able to. Jenifer loved spending time with her family during the holidays and had quite a collection of nutcrackers. His hobbies included cooking, crafts, camping, genealogy, gardening, music, his shiatsu “Peanut,” and do so much more. She liked to fill the blessing boxes around Spencer for others. Jenifer was outgoing and had a wonderful personality and loved being around people and taking care of children.

Honoring her wishes, she will be cremated and returned to her family. In lieu of flowers, the family would request that donations be made in Jenifer’s memory to the American Cancer Society in hopes that one day a cure can be found.

The family would like to thank all those in the community who have witnessed and supported him over the past few years. Including family, friends, doctors and healthcare providers who shared their support, love, thoughts and prayers, it meant so much to her, thank you.

Sis, may the Lord open his arms and embrace you, may he take away your pain and give you peace, may he show you the love you have shown to so many, may he Will he keep you and keep you safe and watch over you until one day we will be together again.

And as Jenifer would say, “Be blessed and be a blessing.”

Arrangements provided by Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, WV. There will be no services at this time. Online condolences can be sent to the family at