Catherine Lillian "Kay" Wiater Barger

Barger Catherine

Full Name
Catherine Lillian Barger

Date of Birth
Friday, August 2nd, 1940

Date of Death
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019


Catherine (Kay) Lillian Wiater Barger, age 79, passed assay peacefully on December 3rd, 2019 at her home in Summerville, SC while surrounded by her loved ones. She courageously fought a 4-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Kay was born on August 2nd, 1940 in Dearborn, Michigan to the late Frank and Lillian Wiater. She graduated from Edsel Ford High School. Kay went on to work as a secretary at Wolverine Tube, where she met the love of her life, Frank H. Barger. Kay was happily married to Frank for 56 years. Much of their life was spent in Fairview, PA in their beloved family home.

Kay is survived by her husband Frank, and four loving children: Jeanne Richter of Erie, PA, Diana Boyce of Louisburg, NC, Robin Buckholtz and her husband Michael of Goose Creek, SC, Frank Barger, Jr. and his wife Shamona of Titusville, PA; her ten grandchildren: Melissa, Aaron, Sean, Heather, Chad, Thomas, Paige, Christopher, Frank III and Jacob; her four great grandchildren: Brian, Jeremy, Gabriel and Anthony.

Besides spending time with her family and friends, Kay had a passion for traveling with her husband, antiquing, quilting, sewing, basket weaving, cooking, ballroom dancing, and she had a unique gift for finding four leaf clovers everywhere she went. Kay had a bright and fun-loving spirit. She touched many lives with her generosity, jokes, and her passion for life.

Family and friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home, 525 Main St., Girard on Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 10 am until the funeral service there at 12 noon. Burial in Mitchell Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, via:

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Thursday, July 15th, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Burton Funeral Home, Inc. Girard – West County - 525 Main St E Girard, PA 16417

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Thursday, July 15th, 2021, 12:00 PM

Burton Funeral Home, Inc. Girard – West County - 525 Main St E Girard, PA 16417

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