Mrs. Bernita Helen Barr, 83, of 425 North Duke Street, Lancaster died Friday, August 3 at Golden Years Nursing Center.
Born in East Prairie, MO on February 7, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Albert F. and Nora (Whitker) Hasty. She was the widow of Thomas D. Sawyer.
Bernita ran a child care center in her home for many years. Prior to that, she worked at the former Wither Brothers Silk Mill.
She is survived by a daughter Alvesta Boytim, of Tyrone, sons Thomas D. Sawyer of Lancaster, James L. Sawyer of Lancaster, Richard Beamsderfer of Lancaster, a sister, Lucille Pregale of Nashville, TN, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son Robert E. Sawyer.
Services are private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3544 North Progress Avenue, Suite 205, Harrisburg PA.