Mrs. Lydia Marie Barner

Mrs. Lydia Marie Barner

July 28, 1955 - July 31, 2021
Charles Town, WV

Mrs. Lydia Marie Barner

July 28, 1955 - July 31, 2021
Charles Town, WV


Lydia Marie Barner, lately of Charles Town, WV, passed away in her home at age 65 after an extended illness.

Lydia was born on July 28, 1955 in Man, WV to Frank Casey, Sr. and Katy Murasky Casey. She graduated from Man High School. She was married to Frank Melvin Barner for 27 years. They raised two daughters, Eve Marie Barner Gleason and Priscilla Barner Martin.

Lydia’s young adult years included service through Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru). Her family remembers her as being concerned for her community, volunteering through the Loudoun County Republican Committee, Mosaic Virginia pregnancy center, Joshua’s Hands Fall Festival, and the Home Educators Association of Virginia. Prior to becoming homebound, she was a member of Cornerstone Chapel.

Lydia’s only hope through many troubles was Jesus Christ, whom she confessed as her Savior. She was preceded in death by her father and by her husband. She is survived by her mother, Katy Casey, her children, Eve and Priscilla, and her siblings: Sarah, Vicki, Frank “Junior,” Margaret, John, and Joe, her three grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 8th at 11:00 am (EST) at Crown Freewill Baptist Church, 286 Spirit Lane Accoville, WV 25606. For everyone’s safety, the church requests that those attending wear a mask. Remembrances may be provided for the family at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cru at

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle final arrangements.

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: August 08, 2021 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • Venue: Crown Freewill Baptist Church
  • Location: 286 Spirit Lane Accoville, WV 25606

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9 responses to Mrs. Lydia Marie Barner

  1. I always admired Aunt Lydia’s classic style, with her hair in an up-do and face glowing. There were nights when the girls and I had sleepovers and she sang about angels, while her hands danced over my back illustrating the words she sang. Aunt Lydia included me in finger-painting and making crushed-eggshell platypus art with her girls. She also shared her love of nature as we tromped through Round Tree park. She was a wonderful hostess, and introduced me to steamed artichokes in a divine dipping sauce. I admired her for the articulate and passionate way she shared her convictions. I will remember the love she showed.

  2. Lydia was my sister in-law she was always kind to me and opened her home to my family when ever we had a chance to visit. I especially remember her welcoming us to their home in California. They took us sight seeing and their girls were so we’ll manored. I remember her home schooling them and all the books she had. She was a good cook too. I loved her lamb. She gave me the recipe but mine never tasted as good as hers. She will be missed especially her random phone calls to check in on the family. Prayers for the family and friends that they find comfort in God.

  3. I fondly remember Lydia bringing her daughters to Lively Literature, a book club for homeschoolers. She loved that she was able to raise her children in the Lord and being part of that community. I enjoyed her fellowship and spiritedness. She was a blessing and we were blessed knowing Lydia Barner.

  4. My first memory of Aunt Lydia was visiting her and Uncle Frank in California. Eve was just a baby. I remember everything being very neat and tidy. She just glowed with a kind and joyful sweetness. Mostly because of her faith in Jesus, but maybe a little was from some of the natural vitamins and healthy nutrients she also acquainted us with. When visiting her years later in VA, on the farm estate they took care of, she gave me my first taste of fresh goats milk and cheese, I even got to try my hand at milking a 🐐. She enjoyed taking nature walks and took us for a tour through their orchard. I had my first encounter with ticks, she helped remove them and reassured me I’d be okay. She loved her local history and took us to Harper’s Ferry to explore and learn. I also enjoyed her visits up to PA at the family’s Barner camp where she’d make some bakedgoods with carob chips and other natural ingredients. Her treats always tasted good and they
    were healthy for you. . I will always remember her as the aunt with a smile on her face who was elegant and refined and loved to talk about the Lord.

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