Helen L. Barnhart, 90

MARCH 25, 1922-APRIL 29, 2012

April 30, 2012

Helen Le Vesta Mason Barnhart, 90, of Hancock, passed away at her home with her family by her side on Sunday, April 29, 2012.

She was born March 25, 1922, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., to the late Rumsey C. Mason and Hazel Yonker Coffin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Barnhart Sr., on Nov. 19, 1998, whom she married Nov. 11, 1942.

She graduated from Hancock High School in 1941.

In her early years, she worked at Montgomery Ward mail-order company, and Bendix Radio Aviation Corp. as an inspector, both in Baltimore, Md. In her later years, she was a retail clerk in Hancock stores.

She was a member of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Hancock.

She is survived by a son, Robert J. Barnhart Jr. and wife, Faye; a daughter, Sylvia Moats and husband, Eddie; five grandchildren, Robbie Barnhart and wife, Cindy, Chera Van Meter and husband, Ronnie, Rachele Orndorff and fiancée, Corey True, Crystal Stotler and husband, Ben, and Heidi Gaither and significant other, Chris Dibble; and seven great-grandchildren, Joel Barnhart, Shawn Barnhart, Aaron Van Meter, Allyson Van Meter, Kaydence Gaither, Aaliyah Orndorff and Isabelle Stotler.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Mason; and a great-grandson, Hunter Van Meter.

A memorial service will be Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 2 E. High St., Hancock. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. will officiate.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County or St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Hancock.

Arrangements were handled by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.

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