ST. PARIS - Doris M. Barger, 87, of Saint Paris, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in her daughter Judy's home in Powell, Ohio.
She was born on May 30, 1926, in Conover, Ohio. Doris was a daughter of the late Emerson William and Helen (Robinson) Long.
She married Russell M. Barger on June 6, 1944; and he preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1990.
Doris was a loving mother to four children, Judy (Dan) Krauss of Powell, Ohio, Robert Barger of Saint Paris, Ohio, Don (Deb) Barger of Columbus, Ohio, and Joe Barger of Troy, Ohio. Doris is also survived by a granddaughter, Amy Divoky; and two great granddaughters, Shelby and Julia Divoky, all of Zelienople, Pa; three step grandchildren, Brandy (Brian) Joins of Troy, Ohio, Casey (Nick) Longobardo of Christiansburg, Ohio, and Tyson (Stacy) Cordrey of Urbana, Ohio; and seven step-great-grandchildren, Taylor, Brian, Evan, Jerome, Jocelyn, Caroline and Olivia. She is also survived by three siblings, Jeannette (Bob) Miller of Christansburg, Charles (Pat) Long of Troy, Rita (Ed) Zerkle of Saint Paris; and many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews, who thought of her as a second mother, and she will be especially remembered as a second mother by her niece Susan Osler Taylor and her son Andrew Taylor.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Alice and Richard Osler; and daughter-in-law, Cindy Barger.
Doris was a devoted member of the Saint Paris United Methodist Church where she participated in United Methodist Women, formerly sang in the choir and participated in bell choir, taught Sunday school and served wherever and whenever she was needed.
She was a 1944 graduate of St. Paris High School. Doris was a loving wife and mother who took pleasure in raising a garden, sewing and crafts, and caring for her family and friends.
She loved to mushroom hunt when she was able and enjoyed trips to Michigan and local areas in the spring mushroom season.
She was very loved and will be missed.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 15, 2013, in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., Saint Paris, with the Rev. Dave Kepple presiding. Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2013, in the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Saint Paris United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 564, Saint Paris, OH 43072.
Condolences to the family may be sent to www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com