Barbara I. Maness, 91, of Elkton, MD (formerly of Nottingham, PA) passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Born Oct. 27, 1927 in Poland, Barbara was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Blachowski.

Barbara was a woman who enjoyed the simple things in life. She liked to pass the time crocheting and watching Family Feud. She also enjoyed dancing. She cherished her time spent with her wonderful family and was particularly fond of family backyard BBQs.

Barbara is survived by her five children: Ute Gerlich and her husband Bernhard; Charles Blachowski and his wife Dagmar; Irene Meadows and her lifelong partner Tom Moore; Valerie Johnson; Michelle O’Dell and her husband Randy; eight grandchildren: Oliver, Claudia, Tonya, Tammy, Johanna, James, Ashley, Sadie; eight great grandchildren; and nine great great grandchildren. Including her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, John Johnson; two brothers: George, Bernhard; and two sisters: Renate and Johanna.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 19 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen St., Rising Sun, MD 21911, where family and friends may visit beginning at 1 p.m.

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