Katherine Parker Barlow, 86, of Bedford departed this life Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Oakwood Health and Rehab. She was born in Bedford, Co September 13, 1933 to  the late Oscar B. and Nannie M. Parker. Katherine was also preceded in death by her husband, John D. Barlow; grandchild, Brandy Barlow, Five sisters; Four brothers; Two sisters-in-law; Two brothers-in-law. She is survived by her children, Cathy Barlow, Deborah Barlow, David Barlow and wife Kim, Linda Barlow, Pamela Adams and husband Frank, and Johnny Barlow; Seven grandchildren; Eleven Great-grandchildren; Two sisters; Three brothers; Four sisters-in-law; One brother-in-law; and a host of Nieces, Nephews, and other relatives and friends. The family wishes to thank the Nurses, CNA’s, and Doctors at Oakwood Health and Rehab and Centra Bedford Hospice for their excellent care, and love given to our mother. Thank you will never be enough for all you have done for her. The family would like to thank everyone for all of there prayers, kindness, love, visits, gifts,and well wishes shown to our mother while she was at Oakwood. She genuinely enjoyed each and every one. May God continue to bless you all. A Graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 20, at Western Light Baptist Church Cemetery Bedford, with Rev. James E. Johnston, Jr. officiating. Family will receive friends 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, VA 24523.  Burch Messier Funeral Home, 317 West Main Street, Bedford (540-586-7360) is assisting the family.