Barbara Athey, 82

July 23, 2009

-JULY 20, 2009

Barbara Athey (nee Cruickshanks), 82, passed away July 20, 2009, at Riddle Memorial Hospital, Media, Pa.

She was born in Hagerstown, Md., and was a resident of York, Pa., for the past 42 years. She previously lived in Hagerstown, Md.

She was employed at Hochschild-Kohn and Montgomery Ward, both in York, Pa.

She was a member of Yorkshire Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the 55+ Sunday School, Grandview Golf Club, The Colonial York Knitters Guild, The St. Mary's Female Seminary in Maryland, served in the soup kitchen, active in aerobics, a member of Art Center of York and Green Thumb Garden Club. She was an avid Baltimore Orioles fan and loved nothing more than spending time with her family.

She was the wife of her beloved Paul "Stump" R. Athey for 57 years, before his passing in 2002.

She was the sister of the late Jean Parker, Nancy Hembree, and Francis "Pokey" Thumma.


She is survived by a son, Paul (Sharon) Athey of Menomonee Falls, Wis., and formerly of York, Pa.; daughters, Sandra (Art) Crumbacker of Williamsport, Md., Cynthia (Lee) Bateman of Media, Pa., and Roberta (Edward) Kappell of Bel Air, Md.; and grandchildren, David and Heath Crumbacker and Wesley and Eve Bateman.

A funeral service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Yorkshire Methodist Church, 125 Edgewood Road, York, Pa. 17402.

Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the church.

A graveside service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, Md.

Donations can be made to the Yorkshire United Methodist Church, 125 Edgewater Road, York, PA 17402.

Arrangements made by the Bateman Funeral Home, Brookhaven, Pa.

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