Julia R. Lynn, 99

SEPT. 16, 1912-APRIL 10, 2012

April 10, 2012

Julia Rebecca Barnhart Lynn, 99, of Hancock, Md., died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at home while under the care of Hospice of Washington County.

Born Sept. 16, 1912, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late James Ross and Madeline Sensel Barnhart.

She was a member of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Hancock, where she sang in the choir for 50 years. She was a 1932 graduate of Hancock High School and attended Strayer Business College in Baltimore for two years.

During World War II, she started working as a timekeeper with Fairchild-Hiller Aircraft in Hagerstown and retired in 1975 after 33 years of service. She was a staunch Democrat and worked as a judge at the local polls for 50 years. She and her former husband had owned and operated The Star Theater in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Julia had been a homemaker in recent years.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Geneva Barnhart and an infant sister; and three brothers, Robert James Barnhart Sr., Henry Herman Barnhart and John Frederick Barnhart.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union St., Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. John D. Cozzoli officiating. Interment will be in Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Fulton County, Pa.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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