Barbara Marksamer

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Barbara Marksamer

June 21, 1930 ~ December 27, 2014 (age 84)


HIGH POINT – Barbara Anne Marksamer, 84 years young, passed from this life December 27, 2014, while surrounded by three generations of family after an extraordinary life of service.


Born in Quincy, Massachusetts and called to the profession of Nursing at an early age, she trained at Truesdale General Hospital earning her RN and employed those skills for over 60 years in Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina.  She was part of the Congregational Nursing program and established a Parish Nurse program at St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. While an employee with The Cone Health system, Barbara was recognized as a “Great 100 RN” 2006.


She is preceded in death by her husband, John, and is survived by her children: Eileen, Brian, JoAnn and Melissa, ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.


A funeral mass will be held at St Paul The Apostle Catholic Church, 2715 Horse Pen Creek Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410 at 11:00 AM Friday January 2, 2015


In lieu of flowers, per Barbara’s wishes, memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer's Association in the name of her late husband, John J. Marksamer.


Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

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  • December 30, 2014
    Brian Kelly says:
    Thank you for being my friend, confidant, drinking buddy and Mom. With unending love and admiration I sadly say goodbye.

  • December 30, 2014
    Charlotte Evans says:
    It is with deep sadness that I learn of this news.  I had the extreme privilege of working with Barbara at Cone BHC and the Congregational Nurse Program.  My greatest privilege was calling her my friend.  I interviewed her for a nursing position after she decided to come out of retirement.  One of the questions we asked was, "why should you be hired for this position?"  Her response:  Maybe I shouldn't be, after all I am old!  Hiring her was one of my best management decisions.  Her years of service for Cone were extraordinary and she was NEVER old!

  • December 30, 2014
    maureen (gallagher) oummadi says:
    i am so sorry to hear of mrs. m's passing. i spent over ten years working for her in my young days of nursing at woodbury nursing home. she was such a presence and i was so proud to be her assistant. much of what i know now is what she taught me. to have worked under her and mr m. were some of my best times. when i heard the news today we were speaking of her at work and so many of us are still there and we reminised about the years we spent with her and the fun we had. i hope youre up there having a great time...........thank you for all you taught me...............

  • January 02, 2015
    Marietta Douglas says:
    Dear Family, May you find comfort in knowing that the gifts Barbara brought into the world will never be lost, but live on in the many hearts touched by another one of God's angels. Marietta Douglas Congregational Health Nurse

  • January 05, 2015
    Joyce Greene says:
    Dear Family, I want to express my heartfelt sympathy in the death of Barbara, she was a loved nurse and shared many fun stories.  The Congregational Nurses loved her. Joyce Greene, RN Congregational Nurse

  • January 06, 2015
    Tom Seamands says:
    I met Barbara in a bar.   She was with Pat Krueger.  They were in town to visit with Melissa who was a freshman with me at University of Dayton.   It was impossible to not be impressed with Barbara’s outlook on life and the fun she had. I had no idea that one day I would be part of her amazing Family.  She and John treated me like a son.  Brian, Joann, and Eileen accepted me like a brother.  Over the years Barbara and John would visit.  After John’s passing, Barbara would come and create memories for Melissa, myself and our daughters.   I know everyone is recalling the memories we have of Barbara.  Mine always start and end with a smile as I think about her smile, her laugh, and love she showed all of us lucky enough to be around her.

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