Sarah Barnes

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Sarah V. Barnes, 97, of Westminster died Sunday morning, September 10th at Carroll Lutheran Village. Born February 23, 1920 in Frederick County, Sarah was the daughter of the late Clyde W. and Carrie Barnes Ecker. Twice married, Sarah was the wife of the late John Roger Barnes who died in 1983. They were married for 44 years. She also was predeceased by her second husband, Howard C. Bidinger. Sarah was a graduate of Liberty High School in Frederick County (a member of the Class of 1937) and attended Western Maryland College as a day student. She retired from the Carroll County Board of Education after thirty years of service as a dietary manager. With the opening of Carroll County General Hospital in 1961, she left the school system to manage the dietary department of the hospital. In 1967, she returned to manage dietary units for the Carroll County school system. With the opening of the new Westminster High School, in 1971, she managed the dietary department until her retirement in 1980. Sarah was a member of Grace Lutheran Church; the Carroll Arts Council; the Westminster Lioness Club; Westminster Ladies of the Elks; Old Time Baseball Association and the Carroll AARP. She was a Life Member of the Friends of Carroll Lutheran Village and the Carroll County Hospital Auxiliary. She was a volunteer for Hospice as well as a volunteer driver for cancer patients, taking them to Baltimore Hospitals for their treatments. Sarah loved Ravens football and Baltimore Orioles baseball. Sarah was a world- wide traveler and she loved the theater, sports and playing bridge. Surviving are her children and their spouses: R. Wayne and Bonnie Q Barnes of Westminster and Beverly E. and Ron Vermillion of South Carolina. She is also survived by her sister, Catherine Fitze, of Manchester. She is also survived by grandchildren: Brian, J. Michael and Jeffrey Peake, Taylor W. Barnes, and 6 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by siblings William D., Donald, and James Ecker, Mary L. Smith, and Annabelle Baltzell. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 Carroll Lutheran Village, Krug Chapel with Rev. Jimmie Schwartz and Deacon Donald Myers officiating. Friends may call from 10 A.M. until the start of the service. The family will also welcome friends on Wednesday, 2- 4 P.M. and 6 - 8 P.M. at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster. Private interment will be at Linganore Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster 21157. Online condolences may be offered at

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412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Sept. 11, 2017
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