Esther G. Barnhart, 86

MARCH 20, 1927-APRIL 10, 2013

April 16, 2013

Esther Geneva Barnhart, 86, of Hancock, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at her home.

Born March 20, 1927, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Cora Mae Bivens Younker, and widow of Harry "Ike" Barnhart, who died April 24, 2000.

She was a member of Orchard Ridge First Church of God, and a member of Webster B. Harrison American Legion Post 26 Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Janice Fink Hancock; two sons, Leroy Barnhart and Edward Barnhart, both of Hancock, one sister, Ida Hart of Hagerstown, Md.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Otto Barnhart and Bernard Barnhart; four sisters, Reva Brannon, Dorothy Hull, Rena Hart and Daisy Cassidy; and six brothers, Roy Younker, Alvin Younker, Monroe Younker, Russell Younker, Ezra Younker and David Younker.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The Rev. William Swope will officiate. Burial will follow at Orchard Ridge First Church of God Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday one hour before services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Webster B. Harrison American Legion Post 26, 240 E. Main St., Hancock, MD 21750.

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