Thelma B Barron Barney

June 18, 1915November 20, 2010

Thelma Barron Barney

Thelma Barron Barney, age 95, a long time resident of Martinsburg, and recent resident of the Williamsport Assisted Living facility, passed away on November 20, 2010 at the Washington County Hospital Center. Born June 18, 1915 in Kearneysville, she was the daughter of the late Vadna Ruth Barron and Walter Lee Barron. She was a lifelong member of the Martinsburg Seventh-Day Adventist church and served as Treasurer of the Rocky Knoll Seventh-Day Adventist School for many years. Mrs. Barney was a farmer’s wife for many years and liked to tell stories about her experience with milking cows, raising calves, driving tractors and trucks and delivering milk to the Farmers Dairy. She went on to work side by side with her late husband to build and develop Pikeview Acres in Berkeley County. Mrs. Barney, or Grandma B as she was affectionately known by her family, had an incredible sense of humor and a very adventurous spirit. At the age of 88, she was daring enough to ride for the very first time on the back of a jet ski on the Potomac River. At the age of 93, she rode and operated the Jet Ski herself. Her genuine interest in people around her, her infectious laughter and gregarious personality will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was an inspiration to us all. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Charles E. Barney. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Mason L. Barron, William L. Barron and F. Kenneth Barron as well as her granddaughter, Cynthia Anne Barney. She is survived by one sister, Mildred Lucille Smallwood, two sisters-in-law; Olive Ruth Strother; Gay Fink Barron; two sons and their wives, C. William Barney and wife, Carol and Jack E. Barney and wife, Barbara, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. A graveside service officiated by pastor Claude Steen will be held at the Rosedale Cemetery at 11AM on Monday, November 22, 2010. In lieu of flowers, memorial gives may be made to the rocky Knoll School Endowment Fund at 52 Advent Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25403. Condolences may be sent to


  • Graveside Monday, November 22, 2010

Thelma B Barron Barney

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kristin bennett

November 24, 2010

Thelma often made my day at work..she will be missed so much... she had such a great personality...God bless your family in this hard time.

November 23, 2010

I am so sorry for your loss.I realy enjoyed the times I spent wiyh your mom and dad when I did bible study.God be with you all durung this sad time.

Marlene Walker

November 22, 2010

Am sorry to hear about Mrs. Barney passing away. I will always remember her and her husband being apart of my childhood days in the Martinsburg SDA Church. I remember and CHERISH the wedding gift they gave my husband and I...OUR wedding cake!!! Thinking of the family during this difficult time...Hugs and PRAYERS to everyone!!!

Bev Henson

November 21, 2010

My heart and prayers are with the entire family. She will be missed so much at Twin Oaks.I will miss her! An amazing lady she was!
God Bless