Carol Barger, 85, of Terre Haute, Ind., and formerly of Paris, passed away at 12:37 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Gibson Family Hospice, Terre Haute. She was retired after more than 30 years as a registered nurse with Paris Community Hospital and Paris Clinic.
A memorial service celebrating her life is 11 a.m. CDT Thursday, July 12, at Templeton Funeral Home. Private interment is at a later date. Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Barger was born Feb. 1, 1933, in Edgar County, the daughter of the late Webb and Shiloh Hoyt Conner. She married Robert Lewis Barger April 7, 1965, at Decatur, and he preceded her in death Oct. 11, 2011.
Survivors include two sons, Michael (Charlee) Wyatt of Chrisman and Robert (Minerva) Barger of Terre Haute; a brother, Charles Conner of Wood River; two sisters, Leila Lorenzen of Chrisman and Wanda Lou Ellis of Albany, Mo.; five grandchildren, Ashlee (Matt) McNabb of Paris, Matthew (Mary Kate) Wyatt of Kokomo, Ind., Whitney (Vytas) Dailide of Homer Glen and Griffin and Brock Barger of Terre Haute; five great-grandchildren, Easton and Mattox McNabb, Mikas and Lilija Dailide and Phillip Wyatt; with one great-grandchild to arrive in August; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Barger was a graduate of the Lakeview School of Nursing in Danville. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church of Paris and attended Maryland Community Church of Terre Haute. She was an avid reader and flower gardener. She was a woman of deep faith who expressed to her family on numerous occasions that she was ready to see Jesus.
She will also be remembered as something of a dessert enthusiast, especially when it came to strawberry shortcake. Above all else, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Gibson Family Hospice Unit of Terre Haute.
Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.