Barbara S. Bittinger

HANOVER Barbara S. Bittinger, 82, loving wife of William H. "Bill" Bittinger, Jr. of Hanover, entered into God's eternal care on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Cross Keys Village The Brethren Home Community. Born on Tuesday, November 10, 1931, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Bernard F. and Octavia E. Hassinger Smith. She was a graduate of Waynesboro High School and a 1952 graduate of the Geissinger Nursing School. She served as a registered nurse for Dr. Leon Roos in East Berlin for 24 years. Barbara was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hanover and had been a member of the former Lohr's Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, and a charter member of the Hanover Elks BPOE #763 Ladies Auxiliary and the Harold H. Bair American Legion Post #14 Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving in addition to her husband of 53 years is a son, Michael W. Bittinger and his wife Tina of Hanover; two sisters, Melba J. Smith of Hanover and Nancy Swope of Dover; and two grandsons, Brandon and Austin Bittinger. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2014 at Panebaker Funeral Home, Inc., 311 Broadway, Hanover, with the Rev. Gregory A. Rapp officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 200 Frederick St., Hanover, PA 17331. Expressions of sympathy may be shared by visiting www.PanebakerFuneralHome.com

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Panebaker Funeral Home. INC. - Hanover
311 Broadway  Hanover, PA 17331
(717) 637-5194

Published in Evening Sun on Feb. 20, 2014