Rena Barth

May 19, 1949May 23, 2012

A memorial service for Rena Barth, 63, of Copperas Cove will be Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove. Rena passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in Killeen.

Rena was born to Murel and Lorna Chasteen in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 19, 1949.

Rena joined the Army in 1974 and retired after serving 20 years.

She married Gregory Barth in 1983 and raised four daughters.

Rena never ran across a stranger. Every person she met was friend. She enjoyed making every person smile. She always said “You are never lost, but you are making memories!”

Rena leaves behind her husband, Gregory Barth of 28 years, three daughters; Kimberly Wierzel and husband Zig of Raleigh NC, Kathleen Ostendorf of Copperas Cove and Kristen Mabry and husband Jason of Houston, TX. Also surviving is four grandchildren; Robert, Isabelle, Christopher and Kerin.

Rena is preceded in death by her daughter Keri Ostendorf.

You may leave words of comfort at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove is in charge of arrangements.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 26, 2012

Rena Barth

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Susan Clough

June 3, 2012

Rena,you always gave me a good and happy feeling every time I saw or spoke to you> I miss you

Susan Clough(register 15) Walmart Copperas Cove

May 26, 2012

Greg, So So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Ron and Elaine Swanson

Bill Vahrenkamp

May 26, 2012

RIP Rena. You were Mom to everyone for a reason. Condolences to the entire family.

alice and family perry

May 26, 2012

another star was put in the sky today to make our dats and nights brighter we will never forget her but we can always look up and see her smiling face. we love you miss rena!!!!

monika sabucco

May 25, 2012

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Joe Gulliver

May 25, 2012

She was a kind and wise woman who brought amazing and beautiful things to this world.

lisa schimek

May 25, 2012

rena barth, was one of the most special, wonderful, kind hearted person i've ever met. she was full of life, and had a heart of gold. you never left her place, without a smile, a big kiss and a i love u! so momma i will miss u more than i can say. we love you!
the schimek family

Curtis and Suzy Barth

May 25, 2012

What great memories of a special person. It was an honor to have her as my sister-in-law. My prayers and condolences go to Greg, Kim, Kathy, Krissy and the rest of the family.

Jason Ducharme

May 25, 2012

Your were a great lady ill always be thankful for your kind words and big heart when I stayed there. You will be missed. My condolences to the entire family.

Roy & Charlene Smith

May 25, 2012

Rena will be greatly missed by so many. She was such a good, quiet friend. When Roy and I had our 25th wedding anniversary, we hardly knew her yet she and Greg stayed to help us clean up when our "friends" partied on and left early. She attended a pancake supper at our church as a guest and I found her in the kitchen washing dishes. These are precious memories I will carry with me forever. Our prayers are with the family as each one deals with the loss of such a wonderful person. May light perpetual shine upon Rena.