Eloise L. Barkman, 92

JUNE 15, 1920-JULY 25, 2012

July 25, 2012

Eloise Lucille Barkman, 92, of 11647 Keifer Funk Road, Smithsburg, Md., passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Tuesday, June 15, 1920, in Chewsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Stanley Keifer Barkman and the late Grace Anna (Warbel) Barkman.

She graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1938 and attended Columbia Business College. She was employed as the head bookkeeper for Nicodemus Bank, later First National Bank and currently M&T Bank, retiring after 50 years of service. She was a member of Zion Reformed United Church of Christ. Eloise had many interests, including walking, crossword puzzles, traveling, theatre and music. She especially enjoyed playing the mandolin with the YMCA String Band conducted by Samuel Strine in her earlier years. She also enjoyed her two Jack Russell terriers.

She is survived by her sisters, Colleen P. Barkman-Crowther and husband Richard of Hagerstown, Md., and Dorcas A. Barkman of Chewsville, Md.; and brothers, Dalton E. Barkman of Stephens City, Va., and Kevin O. Barkman of Chewsville.

Services will be Saturday, July 28, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Kevin S. Munroe officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, July 27, 2012, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or to the food bank of your choice.

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