James L Barga

January 9, 1927January 26, 2018

James L. “Jim” Barga age 91, of Versailles passed away at 6:55 AM on Friday, January 26, 2018, at Crossroads in Vandalia. Jim was born January 9, 1927, in Frenchtown to the late Leonard O. & Margaret E. (Henry) Barga. In addition to his parents, Jim was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Erin Gehle; brothers, Luke, Frances “Bill” and Gerald “Cy” Barga; sisters, Cecelia Subler, Rosella Braun and Mildred Thobe; and sister-in-law & brother-in-law, Jean & John Magoto. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Carolyn “Pooch” (Francis) Barga whom he married September 13, 1952; daughter & son-in-law, Kristine & Max Gehle of Huntsville; son & daughter-in-law, Charles “Chuck” & Susan Barga of Athens; grandchildren, Brian & April Gehle, Jon Gehle & Megan Quirk and Nicholas Barga; great-grandchildren, Aubriana Gehle, Savannah Gehle and Olivia Gehle; brother & sister-in-law, Robert & Joann Barga of Tipton, Indiana; sister & brother-in-law, Martha & Tom Murphy of Piqua; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law, Linda & Tom Monnin of Russia and Judy & Tony Monnin of Russia; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Larry & Barbara Francis of Russia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired from New Idea in Coldwater. Jim was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles; Knights of Columbus in Russia; Versailles Fraternal Order of Eagles and Versailles Vets Club. Jim enjoyed woodworking, making his “famous” birds and banks, reading westerns, following the Versailles Tigers and The Ohio State Buckeyes and following his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jim and Pooch spent over 30 years wintering on Anna Maria Island. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to the Versailles Emergency Medical Service. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles.


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James L Barga

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February 6, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Jesus wept after the death of his friend Lazarus. John 11:35 We weep along with you. His example was written in the Bible to give us hope. Rom. 15:4

Matt Archer

January 31, 2018

Many great memories Florida and Indiana lake will be missed! Thoughts and prayers for all the family.

January 31, 2018

My deepest sympathy to Pooch, Kris, Chuck and their families. Have lots of good memories through the years and spending time with your dad. He was a dandy and always had a smile on his face. He sure knew his woodworking. Peace and love to you all.
Bev Schulze Miller

Erroll Broud

January 31, 2018

Remember all the good times such a fine gentleman

Doris Aultman

January 30, 2018

The Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the America Revolution thanks James for his service to America.
Doris Aultman

January 29, 2018

Sympathy to all of the Barga family. Jim was neighbor, friend's dad, mom's classmate. Lots of memories. Wishing peace to Jim's family.
Carmen Barga Snyder