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Shirley A. Barger

Updated: May 8

Shirley A. Barger, 85, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on August 5, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot, PA. She was born July 2, 1937, in Salem Township, Pennsylvania to the late Rex R. McElhattan and the late Ila C. (Shakley) McElhattan. Shirley graduated from Keystone High School in Knox, PA. She is a member of North Main St. Church of God. Shirley taught Adult Sunday School Classes for 60 years. She was the president of Christian Women's Connection and the president of Brookstone Condo Association. Shirley was a homemaker She enjoyed reading, going to the symphony, and going to Whitehall Camp. She is survived by a son, Donald A. Barger (Alesia) of Emlenton, PA; two daughters, Deborah K. Jordan of Knox, PA, Pamela J. Gruver (Stanley) of Butler, PA; seven grandchildren, Kelly Barrett (Doug), Courtney Andryka (Aaron), Tiffany Lauer (Matt), Mandy Lesney(Kory), Ben Barger (Victoria), Katelyn Dush (Garrett), Jazlyn Menees (Lucas); 13 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Connie Whitmore of Knox, PA, and Darlene McElhattan of Knox, PA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Tom" Barger whom she married on September 22, 1956, and who passed away on August 19. 1998, two brothers and four sisters. Friends will be received at Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street Butler, PA. on Sunday, August 7, 2022, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm, Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 8, 2022, at 11:00 am at the North Main Street Church of God, 1201 N. Main St. Extension Butler, PA, with Pastor Brandon Lenhart, officiating. Burial will take place in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Perry Township, Clarion County, Parker, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Whitehall Camp & Conference Center, Inc., 580 Whitehall Rd, Emlenton, PA 16373. Online condolences can be given at

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