Barbara Ann Hall Voorhees

Voorhees, Barbara Ann Hall

Age 90, of Glen Arm, Maryland, formerly of Elmira, died on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Margaret H. Hall and Herman S. Hall, born in Arlington, MA, raised in New Britain, CT and spent her summers on Leetes Island, CT. She also lived in Nuremburg, Germany while her husband served in the U.S. Army. Barbara graduated from Simmons College in 1945 with a B.S. in Nursing. She worked at Brigham Women & Children's Hospital, and after moving to Elmira the Arnot Ogden Hospital. She was a member of the Elmira Junior League and Park Church, where she served on the Board of Education and taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, gardening, concerts, following the Boston Red Sox, and spending time with her family and dogs. She volunteered with the Elmira City Schools, a literacy program, Arnot Odgen Hospital, and the Arnot Art Museum. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 38 years, Charles H. Voorhees, M.D. and sister, Alice H. O'Connell. Barbara is survived by her daughters, Martha K. Voorhees Barnes (Thomas) of Springdale, AR, Nancy H. Voorhees Balenske (Kenton) of Annapolis, MD, Ann H. Voorhees Kirchner (Stephen) of Fallston, MD, Elizabeth H. Voorhees Aiello (Paul) of Merrimack, NH, Margaret H. Voorhees Wood (Garry) of Clay, NY; son, Peter C. Voorhees (Karen) of Mooresville, NC; grandchildren, Cathy, Rob, Meredith, Christopher, Lauren, Elizabeth, Meg, Margaret, Christine, and Alex; great-grandchildren, Matteo, Luca and Dante; sister Margaret R. Hoar, Pensacola, FL; brother-in-law Neal H. O'Connell, Mystic, CT; and five nieces & nephews. A private graveside service was held. A Memorial Service, officiated by Rev. Felicity Wright, will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at The Park Church, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Avenue, Elmira NY 14903, or Glen Meadows Foundation, 11630 Glen Arm Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057-9403. Arrangements by McComas Funeral Home, Maryland and McInerny Funeral Home.

Published in Star-Gazette from Oct. 4 to Nov. 18, 2012