Margaret Beatrice Barnhart, 95

October 12, 2009

JULY 24, 1914-OCT. 10, 2009

NEEDMORE, Pa. - Margaret Beatrice Barnhart, age 95, of Thompson Road, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at the home of her daughter Laura Musselman, Needmore, Pa.

Born July 24, 1914, in Brush Creek Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Amos W. and Mary Angeline Wink Duvall, and the widow of Bernard P. Barnhart, whom she married Dec. 28, 1938. He preceded her in death Feb. 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 the Needmore Grange, served on the board of elections for Thompson Township and was a committee member of the 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, and 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 stepgreat-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.

A service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. at Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Edward Blank will officiate. Burial will be in Oakley Cemetery, Needmore.

The family will receive friends at Warfordsburg Presbyterian Faith Center, Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church, c/o Dianna Kincaid, 6251 Thompson Road, Needmore, PA 17238; or to the Oakley Cemetery Association, c/o M&T Bank, 100 Lincoln Way East, P.O. Box 38, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

Arrangements were handled by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Md.

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