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Betty Ruth Fisher Barger, RNC, 84, of Anderson, peacefully passed away on March 7, 2017, at Community Hospital of Anderson.
Betty was born Aug. 5, 1932, in Anderson, and happily married John Richard Barger on her birthday, Aug. 5, 1956, at Bethany Christian Church in Anderson. Together they raised three children, Brent Barger of Anderson, Valerie Barger Rodrigue of Palmer, Alaska, and Lorelei Barger of Anderson. She also has three grandchildren, Allen McCoy of Anderson, Lori Katz (Tom Harmas) of Carmel, and Lisa (Don) Richards of Avon; and two great-grandchildren, Jacob Katz, age 13, and Bentley Duncan McCoy (arriving May 2017).
Betty graduated from Anderson High School in 1950 and Holy Cross Central St. Mary's College at Notre Dame in 1953 and enjoyed a rewarding nursing career until her retirement from St. John's Anderson Center in 1992. She was active in many organizations such as the Red Cross, D.A.R., Madison County Historical Society, served as past matron in Order of Eastern Star, Anderson Chapter 154, was a member of First Baptist Church of Anderson, and served as nurse for the Highland High School band trip to Scotland in 1972. She learned to play the accordion and devoted much of her free time enjoying her hobbies; bowling, genealogy research and gardening, especially sunflowers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen Duncan Fisher Lambertson and Ralph Fisher; her stepfather, Clemon Lambertson; and grandchild, Duncan Alexander McCoy.
Visitation and funeral services will be held on Friday at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 504 W. Ninth St., Anderson, with Pastors Art Jaggard & Kent Stookey officiating. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. with services at 12:30 p.m. Burial will immediately follow at Maplewood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First Baptist Church, 907 N. Raible Ave., Anderson.
Published on March 8, 2017
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