2009-10-15 / Obituaries

Margaret B. Barnhart

Needmore, 95
Margaret B. Barnhart, 95, Needmore, died Saturday, October 10, 2009, at the home of her daughter, Laura Musselman, Needmore.

Born July 24, 1914, in Brush Creek Township, she was the daughter of the late Amos W. and Mary Angeline Wink Duvall and the widow of Bernard P. Barnhart, whom she married on December 28, 1938. He preceded her in death February 17, 2001.

She was an active member of Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder and past president for Presbyterian Women. She was a loving mother and grandmother, always putting family first.

She was a 1938 graduate of Warfordsburg High School and served as class president.

She and her late husband operated a dairy farm.

She was a charter member of Needmore Grange, served on the board of elections for Thompson Township, and was a committee member of Fulton County Republican Party.

She was a volunteer for many years for the American Cancer Society and many other charities.

She is survived by her son, Lowell Barnhart, husband of Lee Ann, and daughters: Laura Musselman, wife of Lee; Lois Deneen, wife of Dale, all of Needmore, and Linda Covalt, wife of John of Hampstead, Md.; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters: Mira Virgie Duvall, Myrtle Alice Akers and Velda Louella Barton; and three brothers: William Lum Duvall, Ralph Wilson Duvall and Percy Taft Duvall.

Services were held Wednesday, October 14, at 11:00 a.m., at Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church. Rev. Edward Blank officiated. Burial was made in Oakley Cemetery, Needmore.

Memorial contributions may be made to Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church, c/o Dianna Kincaid, 6251 Thompson Road, Needmore, PA 17238 or to Oakley Cemetery Association, c/o M&T Bank, 100 Lincoln Way East, PO Box 38, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, was in charge of arrangements.

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