Miriam ‘Mim’ Barnes, 75, former resident, nurse for 55 years, Ephrata First UMC member

By on June 18, 2014

Miriam “Mim” M. Barnes, 75, of Lancaster and formerly of Ephrata, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Atlantic City, N.J., she was the wife of the late Glen W. Barnes and the daughter of the late J. Richard and Clara L. (Zerbe) Scheirer.

Mim graduated from the Reading School of Nursing in 1959, this past Wednesday she attended her class reunion, celebrating 55 years as a nurse. She served as an RN at the Berks Heim County Home.

She was a woman of great faith and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Ephrata. She loved watching the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries TV program. In addition to her love for God, she also enjoyed bird watching and was familiar with a variety of bird calls. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time at the beach, especially Wildwood, N.J. and had a great love for flowers.

Mim is survived by a daughter: Jennifer L. Miller, wife of Harry, of Marlinton, W.V.; and a son: Brian C. Hess, husband of Teresa, of Manheim; three grandchildren: Eric and Amber Horn, and Clara Shay, all of Marlinton.

In addition to her husband and parents; she was preceded in death by a brother: John R. Scheirer.

Friends are respectfully invited to attend her memorial service at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 with Pastor Mark Thiboldeaux officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mim’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

To place a condolence online, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz.

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