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Doris M. McNitt

Doris M. McNitt, age 81, of 21 West Market Street, Mount Union, Pa. died at 9:16 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2008 at Valley View Haven, Belleville, Pa. She had been in failing health.
She was born November 15, 1926 in Hopewell Twp., Cumberland County, a daughter of the late Walter B. and Ruth (Sperow) Barnhart.
She married Ogleby “O.J.” J. McNitt, on August 6, 1949 at the First Church of God, Shippensburg, Pa. by Rev. M. C. Manning. Mr. McNitt preceded her in death on December 20, 1991.
She is survived by the following children: Rhoda M. McNitt and husband Robert Reitz of West Chester, Pa.; Alice V. Smith and husband Jed of Belleville, Pa.; Andrew McNitt and wife Candace of Mount Union and R. Cummins McNitt and wife Margaret of Tyrone.
Also, grandchildren: Alex Gardner, Dudley McNitt, Michael Ayers, Eric Hileman, Sarah Smith, John Alexander and Lisa Alexander; great-grandchildren Derek, Zachary and Cassidy and two brothers, W. Elden Barnhart of Marquette, GA and Donald R. Barnhart of Cape Coral, Fl.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lydia R. Gardner, brother Leonard A. Barnhart, sister Marguerite Gunnet and infant brother Wendel Barnhart.
Mrs. McNitt was an active member of the Presbyterian Church of Mount Union where she had served as an elder, deacon and trustee. She also taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of the Presbyterian Women’s Assn.
She graduated from Shippensburg High School in 1944 and Shippensburg State Teachers College in 1948.
She retired after teaching for over 29 years, mostly in the Mount Union Area School District, at both junior and senior high levels, and also at both Juniata Joint H.S. and Southern Huntingdon County H.S.
Early in her married life she and her husband operated a small country store in Cross Keys, Juniata County for several years. They moved to Mount Union in 1961.
Mrs. McNitt was also a member of the Women’s 20th Century Club and the Shakespeare Club, both in Mount Union.
She will be remembered for her love of gardening and especially for taking care of the violets she grew at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at the Presbyterian Church, Mount Union, with Rev. J. Franklin Moist officiating. A private interment service will be held at the Mount Union Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorials can be made to: Presbyterian Church of Mount Union, c/o Judy Streightiff, 2512 Cold Springs Rd., Mount Union, Pa. 17066.