2012-08-02 / Obituaries

Clara J. Barton

Chambersburg, 88

Clara Jean Barton, 88, formerly of McConnellsburg, of Chambersburg, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at Menno Haven Nursing Home in Chambersburg.

She was born September 13, 1923, in Hustontown, the daughter of the late Harper and Lillian S. Madden Barton.

She was employed at Fairchild Aircraft as a secretary from 1942 until 1945, then as a secretary at the Washington County Hospital, retiring from the Letterkenny Army Depot in 1984.

She is survived by two sisters: Joyce (wife of Andy) Washabaugh of McConnellsburg, and Dorothy (wife of Kenneth) Truhn of Sidney, N. Y., and one, brother Richard (husband of Grace) Barton of McConnellsburg.

She was preceded by by her parents, Harper and Lillian S. Madden Barton, and one brother, Harper Barton Jr.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in McConnellsburg. Interment was at Union Cemetery. Pastor Valeria Schmidt officiated.

There will be a memorial service August 5, 2012, at the Open Door Church in Chambersburg, at 2 p.m.

Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, will handled the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com.

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