Barbara Bergthold

Barbara Bergthold

After more than 38 years of driving a bus for OATS Transit, Barbara Bergthold is turning over her bus to begin her retirement. She will officially retire on Dec. 1. She is a resident of Perry.

Bergthold has driven Monroe County residents to various locations for medical care, shopping and other essential needs since starting at OATS in 1983.  

“We are sad to see Barbara retire as she is just like family to so many of her riders,” said Regional Director Sheree Webb.  “She has gone above and beyond for many years ensuring her riders are well cared for.”

OATS Transit is a non-profit transportation provider serving rural residents of any age, senior citizens, and individuals with disabilities in Missouri. 

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Residents of Northeast Missouri can call the OATS Transit office at (800) 654-6287 to schedule a ride.