R. Maxine Barger, 89, passed away 8:45 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 at Rosewood Care Center of Alton.Born on January 6, 1925 in St. James, MO, she was the daughter of william Thomas and Cynthia (Ketchum) Malone.She had worked in the guage steel division of the Olin Corporation before retiring.In 1943, she married Raymond James. He died in 1945. She then married Willard Barger on January 12, 1946 in Hartford. He died May 5, 2006.surviving are a son, Rev. Raymond (Lillie) James of Brandon, FL; three daughters, Fleta (Bob) Miller of Mesa, AZ, Tanya (Beryl) Kinder of Hartfrod, Cindy (David) Roper of East Alton; 10 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a daughter, Penny Sue Barger; four brothers, Oliver, Frank, James and Walter Eugene Malone; three sisters, Dorine Williams, Gladys Spann, Agnes white; and a half-sister, Maggie Basden.Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River.Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hartford Assembly of God Church. Her son, Rev. Raymond James will officiate.Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.Memorials may be made to St. Louis Children's Hospital of Hartford Assembly of God- Feed the Children Program.
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