Glorene O. "Glo" Barger, 86, of Pendleton, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 following an extended illness.
She was born January 22, 1934 in Anderson, the daughter of the late Fred and Beatrice (Turner) Olive.
Glo worked as a homemaker, State House secretary, artist and poet. She was an avid lover of nature, gardening and people. She grew up in Anderson, lived in California, and returned home to be with her family as it was the most important thing to Glo, our mother, grandmother and friend.
She is survived by her children, Vicky Lawson of Pendleton, Cheri (husband, Jody) Gray of Anderson and Steven Carl Baker of Anderson; grandchildren, Kelly Lawson Lowery of Charleston, SC, Chase (wife, Cassie) Pershing of Crown Point and Coltlee (husband, Kris) Birkeland of Phoenix, AZ; great-grandchildren, Devon, Noah, Easton, Sophie and Jacob; sister, Mavis Gray of Monticello; and brothers, Samuel "Tony" Olive of Centerville and David Olive of Anderson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Bea Olive; and sister, Lorraine "Ponnie" Olive Rasener.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory. Burial will follow at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
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