Adelphian Seal Adelphian Academy Alumni Scrapbook
1905 - 1987 "Where Education is Life"       

Bethel Barger
1914 - 2008

The following video tribute was created by Bethel's adopted daughter, Anne, who published it on YouTube. Bethel was a secretary at Adelphian Academy and her husband, Chester, was the Academy Librarian and taught Spanish. His death preceded hers.

Webmaster Note:

Bethel, who was actually my first cousin once removed (my mother's first cousin) was the inspiration for my lifelong interest in geneaology. When I was at academy she would take me with her to the Detroit Library to research documents on the family and her records started me off on my own quest to fill in the blanks.

Bethel's husband Chester, also inspired my interest in foreign languages and I was astounded the first time I visited Mexico and discovered that the Spanish he taught me could actually be used to communicate with the Mexican people!

Marlene Murphy
Class of 1965

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