September 8, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009 10:00am Vernon Funeral Home
Friday, September 11, 2009 6-8pm
Grace Jeanette “Lantz” Barger, 93 of Urbana, passed away, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 in Mercy Memorial Hospital Urbana.
She was born March 13, 1916 in Urbana. Grace was a graduate of Concord High School. She married Lowell Barger on August 16, 1941. He preceded her in death in 1981 after 40 years of marriage. Together they had 4 children, Delores Barger, her first child who preceded her in death, Doug (Julie) Barger of Montrose, Colorado, George (Mary Ann) Barger of Urbana and Richard (Cheryl) Barger of Urbana.
She is also survived by eight grandchildren and their families; Matt (Becky) Barger, Kim Barger, David (Jennifer) Barger, Jed (Laura) Barger, Sarah (Jeremy) Anderson, Joshua (Jessica) Barger, Emily (Jeremy) Bishop and Angela (Ethan) Cox; Additionally, she leaves behind 8 great grandchildren, Dylan, Seth, Ian, Caleb, Owen, Micah, Liam & Grace, nieces and nephews, and two sister-in-laws, Alma Barger and Mae Richmond. Special people in her life are Orpha Reed, Linda Lantz (deceased) and Nancy Doughman.
In addition to her husband, Grace was preceded in death by her parents, John E. and Ethel Lantz, her brother, John Lantz Jr. and her sister, Kathryn Doughman.
Grace was a member of the Concord United Methodist Church and United Methodist Womens Organization since 1928 (81 years). She was also a member of the Concord Homemakers Club and the Concord Emerald Acres Garden Club.
Grace enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens and making handmade quilts, most of all she enjoyed her family and friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2009 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2009 in the funeral home with Pastor Wayne Engle officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana.
Memorial contributions in Grace’s memory may be made to the Concord United Methodist Church, 2963 St. Rte 560, Urbana, Ohio 43078.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.