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Dorothy Bernice Harshbarger
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Birth: May 14, 1919
Death: Jun. 22, 2012

Dorothy Bernice Harshbarger, 93, passed away on June 22, 2012 after a short illness.

She was a lifelong resident of St. Albans, living in the house in which her father, Dr. Ward Harshbarger Sr. delivered her on May 14, 1919.

She was the daughter of the late Dr. Ward and Clara Rodgers Harshbarger.

A 1937 graduate of St. Albans High School, she received a B.S. degree in biology from Westhampton College, University of Richmond, Richmond, Va., in 1941.

In 1943, she received a certificate in medical technology from Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, and then attended the University of North Carolina and University of Virginia in 1941 and 1943.

In 1967, she completed her teaching degree from Morris Harvey College in Charleston. She was a member of Beta Beta Beta National Honorary Biological Fraternity.

For seventeen years she taught biology, physiology, and conservation at Charleston High School.

She has been an active member of The First Presbyterian Church of St. Albans, St. Albans, for the last 80 years.

During these years, she taught various Sunday school and bible classes. She also served as a Presbyterian Women's Circle chairperson and historian. She was also member of the church history committee.

In 2003, she received the Honorary Life Membership of Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Church USA.

She was active in organizations and community activities, including Alpha Delta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma, Charter member of St. Albans AAUW as second vice president, past regent of Anne Bailey Chapter, DAR, St. Albans Music Appreciation Club, Delphian Club, 1940 Department of St. Albans Woman's Club, St. Albans Historical Society, Daughters of American Colonists, United Daughters of the Confederacy, past president of Raven's Park Garden Club, and Hansford Bridge Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Ward and Clara Rodgers Harshbarger; sister, Elizabeth H. Hurt; brothers, Dr. Ward Harshbarger Jr., and Dr. Rodgers W. Harshbarger Sr.; nieces, Susan B. Harshbarger, and Elizabeth H. Broadus; and great-nephew, Samuel B. Harshbarger.

"Aunt Dot" is survived by nieces, Nancy H. (Robert) Joneth of Raleigh, N.C., Mary Bruce H. (William) Kessler of St. Albans, Sarah H. (Randall) Noble of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Elizabeth H. Wetherington of Roanoke, Va., and Lynn H. Williams of Birmingham, Ala.; nephews, Dr. Rodgers W. "Mike" Harshbarger Jr. of St. Albans, Dr. Samuel (Lori) Hurt of Wirtz, Va., and Ward Harshbarger III of Dunbar.

Also surviving are 15 great-nieces and great-nephews; and 13 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church, 201 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, with the Rev. Paul Romine officiating.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Mount Sidney, Va., with Pastor Christopher Carr officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church of St. Albans, 201 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, WV 25177.

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is in charge of the arrangements.

The Charleston Gazette/June 24, 2012 
Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery
Mount Sidney
Augusta County
Virginia, USA
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