2012-05-03 / Obituaries

Helen L. Barnhart Hancock, 90

Helen Le Vesta Mason Barnhart, 90, Hancock, died at home with her family by her side on Sunday, April 29, 2012.

She was born March 25, 1922, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., to the late Rumsey C. Mason and Hazel Yonker Coffin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Barnhart Sr., on November 19, 1998. They were married on November 11, 1942.

She graduated from Hancock High School in 1941. In her early years she worked at Montgomery Ward mail order company and the Bendix Radio Aviation Corporation as an inspector, both in Baltimore, Md. In her later years she was a retail clerk in Hancock stores.

She was a member of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Hancock.

She is survived by a son, Robert J. Barnhart Jr. and wife, Faye; a daughter, Sylvia Moats and husband, Eddie; five grandchildren: Robbie Barnhart and wife, Cindy; Chera Van Meter and husband, Ronnie; Rachele Orndorff and fiancé Corey True; Crystal Stotler and husband Ben; Heidi Gaither and significant other Chris Dibble; seven great-grandchildren: Joel Barnhart, Shawn Barnhart, Aaron Van Meter, Allyson Van Meter, Kaydence Gaither, Aaliyah Orndorff and Isabelle Stotler.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Mason; and a great-grandson, Hunter Van Meter.

A memorial service was held Wednesday May 2, 2012, at 11 a.m., at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Hancock, Md. Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. officiated. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County or St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Hancock.

Arrangements were by the Grove Funeral Home Hancock, Md.

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