Mary Louise Archer Barnhardt, age 84, of Pittsboro, formerly of Huntersville died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at her home.
Mrs. Barnhardt was born in Cumberland County, New Jersey on November 7, 1932 to the late Frank Archer and Mary Schuh Archer. She was also preceded in death by her husband William Guy Barnhardt, Jr., two sisters, and five brothers.
Mary Lou graduated from Bridgeton High School in 1950. She was an administrative Assistant at Owens Illinois Glass Company where she met the love of her life, Bill Barnhardt. They married and moved to North Carolina. Mary Lou was a gifted pianist, directing the choir at Ramah Presbyterian Church for greater than 25 years. She worked as an Elementary School Secretary, and on retirement, she and Bill retired to Ocean Isle Beach. The family would like to thank Ruth Gunter for her loving care and Libby Hart and the entire staff of UNC Hospice.
Surviving relatives include son Bud Barnhardt and wife Beth of Salisbury. Two daughters Jackie Glasser and husband Lynn of Pittsboro, Sally Hibbard and husband Scott of Loganville, GA four grandchildren Ashley Elizabeth Barnhardt, William Lynn Glasser, and Alan and Mark Hibbard.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 1PM at Pittsboro United Methodist Church with Rev. Ben Alexander presiding. The family will receive friends following the service upstairs in the fellowship hall. Burial will take place Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11AM at Ramah Presbyterian Church in Huntersville, NC. Following the Graveside Service, the family will receive friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Judes Children Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 and Wounded Warriors Project P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675.