Donny D. Barnhart

Graveside services for Donny D. Barnhart, 73, Lawrence, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Valley Brook Cemetery.

Mr. Barnhart died Monday, January 20, 2014, at Medicalodges in Eudora.

He was born April 19, 1940, in Topeka, the son of Dewey M. and Lena McCracken Barnhart.  He graduated from Appanoose High School in 1959.  He has lived in Lawrence since 1962.

Mr. Barnhart was employed by KDOT as a highway maintenance supervisor and by Kennedy Glass as a glazier.  He enjoyed fishing and taking care of his yard.

He married Beverly Trendel April 21, 1962 in Michigan Valley, Kansas.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Raymond Barnhart of Lawrence; daughter, Dona Higgins of Lawrence; brothers, Dewey L. Barnhart and wife Nellie of Lawrence, Robert Barnhart and wife Karen of Afton, Oklahoma; sister in law, Mary Barnhart of Lawrence; and grandchildren, Michael Higgins of Manhattan, and Michelle Higgins of Lecompton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Keith Barnhart.

Friends may call from 9am to 8pm Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The family suggests memorials to Grace Hospice and Medicalodges in Eudora, sent in care of the funeral home.

Messages & Condolences

From Ruth Trendel...

My sympathies to all. May God comfort you during this time. Hugs

From Megan Hughes Richardson...

Dona, to your mom, brother Raymond and kids, Michael & Michelle. Wishing you all happy memories to carry you through this tough time. I apologize for not being able to make it to the services in person. Thinking of you all. Megan

From Dan, Sue and Brad Koehler...

Lee & Michael, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother and grandfather. We remember visiting with Donny at nearly every yard sale our family had (next door). We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers at this challenging time. We hope to visit again soon and please keep in touch and let us know how you are and if there is anything we can assist with in any way.

From Ethel Steele...

Beverly, So sorry for your loss. Hadn’t seen Donnie forever, but remember a fun guy in school at Appanoose.

From The Powell Family...

Dear Michelle, We were sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandfather. May the good Lord be with you and your family. The Powell Family

From Marcia Riley...

Donny was a wonderful man. I am so sorry for your loss as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. My thoughts are with you.

From Bob, Lori, Calvin and Ruth Gruver...

So sorry for your loss. He was a character. I know that our son Dusty will miss seeing him around Garber. Calvin could probably tell you lots of stories from school you may or may not want to hear. Prayers on the way.

From Tammy Barta...

Beverly, Donna and Raymond,

I was so sorry to hear about Pops passing. He was such a sweetheart. I’m gonna miss seeing him over there on his tractor (or sending people to upright him ;)). Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all and that we are just next door, Beverly, if you EVER need anything. Please do not be stubborn like Pops – we’ll be there in a heartbeat. Much love to you all. The Barta’s

From Nancy Lee...

Donny will always have a special place in the hearts of his Grace Hospice team. Donny had a laugh like no other. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences to dear Beverly and family. Nancy, Grace Hospice RN

From Mary Garber...

My Sympathy. Thinking of you.
I will always remember Donnie’s friendship and
his laugh. Hugs to all
Mary Garber

From George and Cheryl Hunsinger...

Dona, and Beverly, sorry for your loss. I really did not know him all that well, but from my point of view , he was a good man. I visited with him a time or two, when I was on the propane truck. I used to visit with Lena a lot, when I delivered gas. She always talked highly of him. If we can do anything, just ask.

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