93, Elkton, MD, formerly of Windber, PA, died August 23, 2017. Born October 9, 1923 in Rummel, PA, daughter of Harry O. and Lena E. Hill. Preceded in death by parents; husband, E. Wright Barnes; brothers and sisters, William, Ray, Harry, Marion, Dorothy Jean, and Nancy. Survived by sisters, Rosemary (Dolly) Devan, wife of Daniel; and Donna Maurizio, wife of James, both of Windber. Also, sister-in-law, Edna Hill, Richland; many nieces, nephews, and special friends, Larry, Valeria, Chrissy, Jesse, and Brandy. Claire graduated from Windber High School and moved to Elkton after graduation for work and resided there the reminder of her life. Claire enjoyed gardening, growing beautiful flowers and vegetables, which she shared with neighbors. She also enjoyed watching and feeding the birds, especially red cardinals. Claire believe in medical research and donated her remains to the Maryland Anatomy Board. In keeping with her wishes, her cremains will be scattered along the Elk River, Elkton, shere she and her husband enjoyed boating. A Celebration of Life Service was held in Elkton on September 30, 2017.
Published on October 21, 2017