Barbara Armiger Darr
Barbara Armiger Darr, a nurse who was schooled and began her career in Baltimore, died Friday of cancer at her home in Cleveland, where she lived for the past 15 years. She was 51.
JTC The former Hamilton resident had worked at Rainbow Children's Hospital and had won its 1994 Outstanding Nursing Award. She retired this year.
Her nursing career began at Church Hospital in Baltimore. Before moving to Ohio, she also worked at the Union Memorial and University of Maryland hospitals.
She was a 1962 Eastern High School graduate, a 1965 graduate of the Church Home School of Nursing and earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Maryland in 1968. In the early 1970s, she earned a master's degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University.
A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Dr. Khalid Darr; three sons, Brian Darr, Omar Darr and Shawn Darr, all of Cleveland; her mother, Mary Culotta Armiger of Towson; and two sisters, JoAnn Holback of Towson and Concetta Clark of Columbia.
Memorial donations may be made to Maryland Special Olympics, 8300 Guilford Road, Suite A, Columbia 21046.