Nola R. Barry, 84, private duty nurse

August 01, 2002

Nola R. Barry, a former private duty nurse who enjoyed preparing Southern-style meals for family and friends, died of Alzheimer's disease Monday at HCR Manor Care Dulaney Towson. She was 84.

Born Nola Reese and raised in Marshal, N.C., she graduated from high school there, then moved to Baltimore to attend the old Sinai Hospital School of Nursing on East Monument Street.

She worked for many years as a nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital before becoming a private duty nurse. She retired in 1982.

In 1939, she married Joseph P. Barry, a rigger at Bethlehem Steel's Key Highway shipyard. He died in 1987.

She was a longtime resident of the Eastwood section of Baltimore County.

In addition to cooking, Mrs. Barry enjoyed making ceramics.

She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Essex.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Charles S. Zeiler & Son Funeral Home, 6224 Eastern Ave., Essex.

Mrs. Barry is survived by two daughters, Lorraine Johnson of White Marsh and Diana Severn of Golden Ring; three brothers, Frank Reese of Perry Hall, J. Edd Reese of Marshal and Bartley Reese of Hudson, N.C.; a sister, Colleen R. Ball of Marshal; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Her son, Jody Barr, died in 1961.

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