Doris Belle (Barnhart) Palmer

Born: Mon., Aug. 6, 1928
Died: Mon., Jul. 24, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Jul. 27, 2017
Location: Ringgold Church of Christ

Celebration of Life Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jul. 27, 2017
Location: Ringgold Church of Christ

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Waynesboro, PA

Doris Belle Palmer,
88, of Waynesboro, PA, formerly of 140 E. 5th Street, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, was called home to be with her loving Lord and Savior at 1:52 PM, Monday, July 24th, at Quincy Home.

Doris was born in Ringgold, Maryland on August 6, 1928, a daughter of the late Lillian E. (Reechard) and Harvey E. Barnhart, Sr.

On September 6, 1949, she married at Stephen City, Virginia. her late husband Van D. Palmer, Jr.. who died November 26, 1966

Doris was a 1946 Graduate of Smithsburg High School and 1952 graduate of Washington Co. Hospital Nursing School

She was employed as an RN at Waynesboro Hospital. She also worked for Dr. James Teeter, Hintercoff, Carter, Stern and Winslo before retirement as one of their nurses.

She was a long life member of the Ringgold Church of Christ where in her later years she was known by many of the children as "Candy Lady".

Doris is survived by a daughter, Carol Maroukian, of Waynesboro, PA; a brother, Harvey Barnhart, Jr., of Gaithersburg, MD. and 1 Granddaughter April D. Stahl and her husband Matthew and 2 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and her parents she is preceded in death by a son Van D. Palmer, III. of 2016

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m in the Ringgold Church of Christ, 14420 Barkdoll Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21742. A celebration of Life funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. in Ringgold Church of Christ, with Pastor Don Conley officiating. Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Williamsport, MD.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made in Doris memory to the Ringgold Church of Christ, 14420 Barkdoll Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21742

The family has entrusted Doris's care to the Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Inc. Condolence, photos and notes may be made at


Charitable donations may be made in Doris's memory to the following organization:

Ringgold Church
14414 Barkdoll Rd, Hagerstown, MD 217
Tel: (301) 824-2772

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Pat Edwards
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
May it comfort the family to recall how much your loved one meant to so many. We have all lost someone very special. Matthew 25:21

Barbara Rook
   Posted Wed July 26, 2017
I cannot express how much she meant to me, and how much I will miss her. Gods speed and comfort to all whom was lucky enough to have known her, She was an angel in life and now a star in Heaven, Thank you Gram.

Brenda Smith
   Posted Wed July 26, 2017
I will remember her voice as she shared the memories and stories and bible verses in the short amount of time I was priveledged enough to have known her. She has without a doubt touched many,loved and laughed much and enjoyed her life. Condolences to all.

Cookie Beck
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
Dear Carol, Just picked up the paper and realized your Mom's service was this morning. The blessings of peace have been given to you, your Mom and the rest of the family. So glad you were able to be there for her no matter how difficult. May God continue to walk with you as you mourn the loss of someone so loved by so many. Saying prayers for all of you.

Pamela Helmick Felix
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
I will never forget you Doris Palmer. I remember as a little gil sitting beside you at church and going to your house after church. You were also my Sunday school teacher. I remember you baby sitting my brother and me. Ritchie was crying for mom and you sang rain drops are fallen on my head and he stopped cry for mom. He still remembers this at age 50. Now you are part of the great crowd of witnesses in Hebrews 11. I know you will be cheering for us and praying for us down here. I hope you have meant my wonderful friend Ruth Crum Stotler who was also a wonderful Godly saint while on Earth. In all reality there is no death just removing the old worn out suit for a new suit and changing addresses. For the living who miss her I encourage you to buy the book My time in heaven by Richard Sigmund. You can you tube this and also you tube Kat Kerr. She teaches alot on Heaven

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