Irene T. Barnhill Retired nurse

October 10, 1992

Irene T. Barnhill, a retired nurse in the Baltimore City Health Department, died Thursday of respiratory failure at Baltimore County General Hospital.

Services for Miss Barnhill, who was 83 and lived in Eldersburg, were to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at the Haight Funeral Home in Eldersburg.

She retired in 1972 as a nurse in the Western Health District. During World War II, she served in the Army Nurse Corps in England. Earlier, she had worked as a private duty nurse.

A native of Richmond, Va., who came to Baltimore as a child with her family, she was a graduate of Western High School and the nursing school at the Hospital for the Women of Maryland, which later became part of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

She was a gardener who grew plants from seeds and cuttings. She also liked to go boating with relatives.

Her survivors include two nieces, Joan B. Shea of Chase and Nancy L. Trott of Eldersburg; three grandnieces; three grandnephews; two great-grandnephews; and a great-grandniece.

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