OCEAN PINES – Barbara Jane Desmond, age 84, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at her home. Born in Bedford, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George Harold Morgart and Dorcas Marie Corle Morgart. She was preceded in death by her husband James Steven Desmond Jr. in 1986.
Mrs. Desmond had attended Wilson Girl’s College and graduated from Hahnemann Medical College School of Nursing and West Chester University.
She was a member of the National League of Nurses, past Secretary of the Pennsylvania School Nurses Association, Delaware Retired Teachers Association, National Association of School Nurses, American Legion Auxiliary 166 in Ocean City, VFW Auxiliary 987 in Ocean View, Del., Women’s Republican Club of Delaware County, Pa., Ocean Pines Players, Ocean Pines Women’s Club, Ocean Pines Craft Club and Ocean Pines Garden Club.
Mrs. Desmond had worked as a school nurse in the Garnet Valley School District in Delaware County, Pa., and at Lord Baltimore School in the Philadelphia area. She retired from the Indian River School District in 1994.
Along with her husband she was preceded in death by her children, Steven James Desmond and Patricia Baldwin. She is survived by two granddaughters, Jennifer Desmond Hadaway and her husband Leo and Laurie Neil and her husband Greg. There are two great grandchildren, Anthony Lee Heath and Devlin Hadaway. Also surviving is her brother, Philip Morgart of Palm Springs, Calif., and one niece Phyllis Morgart.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21804.