Doris Rosalie Barb (1926 - 2017)

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Doris Rosalie Barb, 91, of New Market passed away December 5, 2017.

Doris was born October 12, 1926 in Elsmore, Kansas to the late Arnold H. Swanson and Esther A. Johnson.

After graduating from Elsmore High School, she moved to Washington, DC. Doris was a member of the Mount Jackson United Methodist Church for approximately 30 years and retired as an Intelligence Officer with the Department of the Army, with 30 years of service.

She preceded in death by her husband, Richard Elwood Barb.

Doris is survived by two sons, Gary A. Barb (Prudence) of Essex, VT, and Bryan W. Barb of Edinburg; a sister, Joyce Krouse (Richard) of Reading, MA; a brother, Eugene A. Swanson (Sylvia) of Kansas City, KS; three grandchildren, Tyler Barb of Edinburg, Michael Barb of Essex, VT, and Michelle Cullen (Paul) of Essex, VT.; three great grandchildren, Noah, Joshua, and Elijah Cullen.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017, 11 a.m. at the Mount Jackson United Methodist Church where the family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Pastor Darwin Edwards will officiate, and burial will follow at the Mount Jackson Cemetery.

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Heishman Funeral Service and Valley Funeral Service Branch, Bowmans Crossing is handling the arrangements.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Dec. 6, 2017