Jones and Son Funeral Home
(February 17, 1919 - August 16, 2013)
Maggie S. Barger age 94 of Elgin, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Huntsville Manor.
Born in Glenmary, TN on February 17, 1919 she was the daughter of the late Dudley and Susie Storey.
Maggie attended Glenmary Elementary School, Robbins High School and Berea College for one and a half years before marrying. After her youngest child was old enough to go to school, she went back to college to become certified to teach in the elementary grades because at that time there was a need for prepared teachers. She continued to teach and go to school at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute until 1955 when she received her B.S. degree with Highest Distinction. Also, while there she was selected to join Kappa Delta Pi, an educational honor society. In 1968, she began her graduate work in Special Education at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she was to become the first person in Scott County, to certify in this area. To her credit are 34 years teaching experience plus a half year of unused sick leave days. She had 6 years teaching experience at Glenmary where she was principal, 4 years at Robbins Elementary, 4 years as Special Education teacher at Rugby Road, 8 years as Special Education and Social Studies teacher at Robbins High School and 14 years in the Vocational Advancement Program at Scott High School. She attended and supported the Rugby Road United Methodist Church where she had been a member since 1946 and served as treasurer. Her hobbies were gardening, "yardening", sewing, cooking, bird watching and study, hiking for exercise, plant study and just enjoying being outside in "my Fathers world." After retiring she did volunteer work at Historic Rugby, was active in the Scott County Historical Society, and loved to explore and study old cemeteries. She was a charter member of the Morgan-Scott School Project, which has as it goal Christian concern for others. She was an active member in the Extension Homemakers Club for more than 30 years. A most rewarding part of this program is the opportunity to work with young people in 4-H work. She was an active member of Retired Teachers Association, where there is fellowship with other teachers, opportunity to work with scholarship programs, speech contests and Scholars Bowl. She was inducted into the Scott County Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame as an educator in 2004.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Barger; granddaughter, Terri Papes; siblings, Fred Storey, Mae Storey, Pearl McCarty, and Mary K. Bell.
She is survived by children, Margaret Barger Ellis, James Arthur Barger and wife Juanita and Marion Barger Papes and husband Richard; grandchildren, Aaron Ellis, Steve Ellis, Keith Barger, Donna Barger-Stern, Rick Papes, Lori Papes, and Kristi Papes Hess; great-grandchildren, Kayla Ellis, Annie Ellis, Jordan Ellis, Derek Ellis, James Barger, Rebecca Barger, Kayla Hunter, Ian Stern, Garrett Papes, Gavin Papes, Kelsie Hess, Channing Hess. She also leaves other relatives and friends.
Friends may visit with the Barger family on Monday, August 19, 2013 from 5 p.m. until time of the funeral services at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Pastor John Slater officiating.
Graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Lewallen Cemetery at Coal Hill.
Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Maggie S. Barger.