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Betty J. Barger

Betty J. Barger, 90, of Nashville, formerly of Centralia, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family.

Betty was born May 15, 1928 in Centralia, the daughter of Edward Kratzner and Dora (McCollough) Kratzner. She married Wayne F. Barger and he preceded her in death on February 20, 1995.

Betty is survived by three children: Betty Setzekorn and husband Henry of Nashville, Don Barger and wife Debbie of Hoffman, and Nancy Barger of Nashville; nine grandchildren: Mike Setzekorn and wife Nikki of Nashville, Stephanie Daiber and husband Jim of Trenton, Ronnie Barger of Huey, Rodney Barger and wife Krista of Hoffman, Brian Barger and wife Cindy of Hoffman, Tim Barger and wife Laura of Albers, Jody Stofferahn and husband Curtis of Espyville, PA, and Tabatha Kohrmann and husband Morgan of Richview and Sabrina Barger of Centralia; 21 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; sister-in-law: Geri Kratzner of Centralia; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents: Edward and Dora Kratzner; husband: Wayne F. Barger; son: Troy Barger; grandson: Steven Scott Setzekorn; great grandson: Zachary Setzekorn; great-great grandson: Keith Emerson; great-great granddaughter: Ellaina Emerson; brother: Harold Kratzner; sisters: Jean Wike and Ruth Smith; and sister-in-law: Maxine Kleine.

Per Betty’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and no public services will be held. Private family burial will be held at a later date at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia. The Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home is honored to be of service to the Betty J. Barger family. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting



  1. Dawn Ezell on February 9, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    You are all in our hearts and prayers. May the Lord send his healing and comforting. My family has known all of you for a long time. Always here for you all. Our Deepest Sympathy. The family of Ezell, Kitowski and Pate.

  2. Karen Kleine on February 9, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    I have a lot of fond memories of Aunt Betty.may she rest in peace.

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