Geneva Barnhart


BRYAN -- Geneva I. Barnhart, 91, of Bryan, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at Genesis HealthCare-Bryan Center.

Geneva was born May 1, 1923, in West Unity, Ohio, the daughter of the late Vernon and Lela (Booerman) Fisher. She married James D. Barnhart in West Unity, on August 3, 1940, and he preceded her in death on April 13, 1994. Geneva was a press operator for Strydel. Prior to this, Geneva worked at the Carbon Factory in West Unity. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Bryan. Geneva enjoyed working word puzzles and spending time with her family.

Surviving are her daughter, Patricia Barnhart of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one son, James (Lee) Barnhart of Mansfield, Massachusetts; six grandchildren, Jennifer Barnhart of Attleboro, Massachusetts, Justin Barnhart of Taunton, Massachusetts, Susan (George) Bryant of Stryker, Sarah (Kevin) Chookie of Warsaw, Indiana, Robert Huffman of Bryan and Jeff (Madalina) Huffman of West Palm Beach, Florida; five great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Allen, Jacob Allen, Courtney Chookie, Austin Huffman and Sofia Huffman; and one brother, Gardner (Betty) Siders of Bryan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James; one daughter, Ellen Martin; one grandson, Joshua Barnhart; and her only sister, Virginia Drake.

Visitation for Geneva I. Barnhart will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home-Greenisen Chapel, 225 East High Street, Bryan. Funeral services for Geneva I. Barnhart will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 1, 2014, in the funeral home with Pastor John MacFarlane officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Grove Cemetery, West Unity, Ohio.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to Community Health Professionals Hospice, 127 Blakeslee Avenue, Bryan, Ohio 43506.

Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at

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