Barbara L. Wahl, restaurant server

May 20, 2020

Barbara L. Wahl, 60, of Lincoln passed away peacefully Monday, May 18, 2020, at Bayhealth Sussex Campus in Milford

Barbara was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter to Donald and Audrey (Herbst) Knowles.

Barbara was a server for many years in the restaurant industry. She had worked with Bella Capri  in Georgetown, and, most recently, at the Southern Grill in Ellendale for several years. When she wasn’t working she enjoyed crabbing.

In addition to her parents, Barbara is survived by her companion of many years, John Wayne Hastings; three children, Paul W. Wahl Jr., Casie Ellen Hubbard (Ryan), and Adam Michael Wahl; a stepson, Jay Hastings; seven grandchildren, Jacob, Adam, Kaleb, Rocky, Blake, Abigail and Jackson; eight siblings, Fran Ring, Libby Lynn, Donna Wahl, Nancy Hoffman, Michael Knowles, Dennis Knowles, Steven Knowles and Sandy Haasen; as well as, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

She will be laid to rest at Milford Community Cemetery, DuPont Highway, Milford Saturday, May 23, at 1 p.m.  Due to social distancing we are only allowed to have close family at graveside, but if you wish to pay your respects you may drive through or park at the cemetery during the service. 

Memorial gifts in Barbara’s memory are welcome at Bayhealth Foundation, 640 South State St., Mail Code 3071, Dover, DE  19901 designated to the Critical Care Unit Sussex Campus.

Arrangements in the care of Berry-Short Funeral Homes, Milford. Online condolences for the family may be made at








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