Fern Ella Barger, 92
Fern Ella Barger, 92, passed away peacefully, at The Residency Care Center in Scottsbluff, on March 23, 2014. Fern Ella was born in Lisco, Nebraska, on January 12, 1922, to Lora and William Barnwell.
She grew up and graduated from high school in Lisco. She attended Kearney State College and earned a degree in elementary education.
On March 12, 1953, Fern Ella married Harold Barger. The couple then moved to a farm near Morrill, where they lived for nine years. In 1963, Fern and Harold moved to a farm near Torrington, Wyoming. They built a new house on that land and Fern was most happy being a homemaker cooking, baking, making the drapes for her new home, sewing and needlework.
Eventually, they sold the farm land, but kept their home. They then began to spend their winters in Sun Vista in Yuma, Arizona. Fern enjoyed all her new friends and the activities that were provided. On October 29, 2003, Fern and Harold moved to Northfield Villa in Gering.
During the years, Fern taught in elementary schools in McGrew, Scottsbluff, Morrill and Torrington. She was a member of the First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church of Torrington. She participated in the women's church circles, and loved to cook for potlucks. She was famous for her chocolate cakes! Fern was a member of the Eastern Star and proceeded through many degrees, including Worthy Matron. Easter Star played a big part in Fern's life.
The family would life to acknowledge and thank Northfield Villa and The Residency Care Center for the love and care they gave to Fern.
Fern is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Barger; her parents, Lora and William Barnwell; her sister, Ruby Numon; her brother, Glen Barnwell; and her nephew, Dr. Robert Barnwell.
A small ceremony and interment will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 31st at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering with Pastor Ron Nuss-Warren officiating. Memorial donations may be made to First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church of Torrington, in care of Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel, 3201 Avenue B, Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com.
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