CLAY CITY —
Rose M. Barnhart, 96, of Clay City, passed away at Exceptional Living Center in Brazil on May 5, 2014, following an extended illness. Rose was born Nov. 11, 1917, in Cory, the daughter of Jacob H. and Nellie Myrtle (Turner) Harr.
She graduated from Cory High School with the class of 1935. Rose married David W. Barnhart on Sept. 23, 1939. He preceded her in death.
Rose had attended Cory United Methodist Church, Saline City EUB, Eighth Street United Methodist Church in Clay City, and has most recently been attending the First United Church of Christ in Clay City.
She lived within 30 miles of where she was born her whole life. Her dad was a farmer, her husband was a farmer and she was a farmer’s wife. Not always an easy life, but she was a strong woman. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, painting, singing, writing poetry and drawing.
In addition to her parents and husband, Rose was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Sean Barnhart and Erica Barnhart; and two sisters, Nellie Margreta Harr and Marjorie Huter.
She is survived by three children, Mark Barnhart and wife Judy of Brazil, Gary R. Barnhart and wife Janet of California, and Myrtella “Marty” Figg and husband Frank of Spencer; grandchildren, Robin Stapf and husband Larry, Kimberly Clemens, Jeffrey Barnhart and wife Amanda, Amy Figg, and Adam Figg; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; as well as many extended family members.
Services for Rose will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Friday, May 9, 2014, at noon with the Rev. Don Yegerlehner officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of services. To light a candle in her memory visit: