Sarah E. Hartle, 93

May 03, 2011
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OCT. 30, 1917-MAY 1, 2011

Sarah Elizabeth (Barnhart) Hartle, age 93, of 146 Sunflower Drive, Hagerstown, Md., died at 2:10 a.m. Sunday, May 1, 2011, at the Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 30, 1917, in Tilghmanton, Md., she was the daughter of the late Nevin S. and Edna Pearl (Kemp) Barnhart.

In her earlier years, she worked at the former Victor Hosiery of Hagerstown and was last employed for more than 20 years for the Washington County Board of Education in the cafeteria of the E. Russell Hicks Middle School. She was a longtime member of the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hagerstown, where she had been active in the Sunday school and altar guild. Mrs. Hartle was a member of the Lappans Homemakers Club and was a 1935 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She and her husband, Kenneth M. Hartle, were married Jan. 1, 1937. He died in 1976.

Surviving family are one son, Gary G. Hartle and wife, Doris, of Greencastle, Pa.; two grandchildren, Michael Hartle (wife, Lynn) and Christine Hartle; and two great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Wesley Hartle.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 9, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 141 South Potomac St., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Edward Heim officiating. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Cemetery Hagerstown. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740. Arrangements were handled by the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home of Greencastle. Online condolences may be expressed at

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