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Barbara Jean (Tasker) Sweitzer

January 15, 1955 ~ September 19, 2019 (age 64)

Barbara Jean (Tasker) Sweitzer, 64, of Oakland, MD, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

Born January 15, 1955, in Oakland, she was the daughter of the late Russell Lloyd and Wilda Roselene (Cooper) Tasker. She was also preceded in death by seven brothers, Webster, Richard, Leon, Charles, Kenneth, Cecil, and Allen Tasker; two sisters, Roseleen Tasker and Juanita Knotts.

Barbara was a homemaker. She was a member of the Kurtz Chapel United Methodist Church; Proctor Kildo, Post 71; American Legion Auxiliary;and was an American Red Cross five gallon blood donor. Barbara had the ultimate respect for all veterans.

She is survived by her husband, Vernon Edward Sweitzer; one son, Jeremy Sweitzer, Oakland; two daughters, Megan Skipper and husband, Richie, Oakland; Marni Harkness and husband, James, Jr., Tampa, FL; two brothers, Roger and Donald Tasker, Oakland; one sister, Betty Sweitzer, Oakland; eight grandchildren, Brooke Funk, Sydney Skipper, Kaylie Harkness, James Harkness, III, Chelsie Harkness, Cole Sweitzer, Cloe Sweitzer, Brody Sweitzer; one great granddaughter, Avery Funk; and one great grandson on the way.

Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 1100 Memorial Dr., Oakland, MD, 21550, on Sunday from 1:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral homes chapel on Monday, September 23, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Barbara Rexrode officiating. At Barbara’s request, she will be cremated.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 1100 Memorial Dr., Oakland, MD, 21550, to help defray the cost of the funeral.

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