Mark Galen Barg
Tue, 09/05/2017 - 7:01am
Mark Galen Barg, 87, of Coffeyville died Sunday, August 13, 2017, at his home. He was born on March 22, 1930 in Eureka to Gustav and Lottie (Vandémark) Barg. He graduated from Tonovay High School. Mark was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army from 1952 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1954. On June 12, 1955, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Joan Downing in Eureka. They made their home in the Eureka area until moving to Coffeyville. He began working for the Alfalfa Mill in Eureka and later worked in the oil fields until becoming a State Farm Insurance Co. Agent. After selling insurance for several years he came co-owner of several Sonic Drive-Ins. He was a charter member of Westside Christian Church in Coffeyville and a member of Fidelity Masonic Lodge #106 A.F. & A. M. in Eureka, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife Joan of the home in Coffeyville; two sons, Eric Barg of Las Vegas, NV, and Randy Barg of Coffeyville; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one brother, David Barg of Eureka. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Phillip Barg, and Charles Barg; and two sisters, June Ball, and Charlene Grove. A gathering of family and friends was on Friday, August 18, 2017, at the Westside Christian Church Fellowship Hall. Cremation has taken place. The family suggests memorials to the Westside Christian Church; contributions may be left with or mailed to David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337. To leave a message for the family please visit www.dwbfh.com. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Coffeyville is in charge of arrangement.