Isabel C. Barney, 87

-JULY 11, 2012

July 16, 2012

On July 11, 2012, Isabel Claire Edwards Barney passed away peacefully at her home in Shoreline, Wash. She was 87.

Mrs. Barney lived in Hagerstown, Md., for 45 years with her husband, John Barney, who predeceased her in 2010.

They moved to Shoreline in 2006.

Mrs. Barney taught adult education classes at Hagerstown Junior College (now Hagerstown Community College) for many years, specializing in sewing and tailoring. She was head of the department before she retired from teaching.

She was an active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir, made countless hospital gowns for mission hospitals overseas and met regularly with her prayer group. She enjoyed music, reading, travel and doing crossword puzzles.

Mrs. Barney is survived by her sister, Mary Ellen Edwards Heaton of Indiana, Pa.; her daughter, Mary Beth Barney and son-in-law, Larry Murphy, of Shoreline; her son, Ed Barney and daughter-in-law, Abby R. Barney, of Weathersfield, Vt.; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

We miss her very much.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements are by Beck’s Funeral Home, Edmonds, Wash., 425-771-1234.

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