Mary Wolfgang Barnette

Mary Wolfgang Barnette holds flowers she received in celebration of her 100th birthday.

Mary Wolfgang Barnette, formerly of Brookville, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sunday.

She was born in St. Charles, in the New Bethlehem area, to James and Alma Hamilton. Mary is the oldest and only surviving member of her immediate family.

She married Albert Wolfgang in November 1939; he died from cancer in 1948.

They had three daughters: Jane, Lois and Ruth Ann. Lois died Sept. 5, 2016, from a heart attack.

In 1955 Mary married Sam Barnette from the New Bethlehem area. He died in 1963 from an automobile accident.

She retired from Brookville Hospital, where she worked for 45 years as an OB/maternity RN. She is also well known for making baby blankets (quilts). Her hobbies include reading, crocheting, quilting and sewing.

Along with her surviving two daughters, Mary’s family includes eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, with another due in September.

To celebrate Mary’s 100th birthday, her family will hold an open house Saturday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Limestone-Reesedale Church of God, 115 Brown Road, in Adrian. For more information call (724) 525-7098.

Those who would like to share a special memory may send a card to: Mary Barnette, 472 T Claypool Road, Adrian, PA 16210.

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