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Willis E. 'Bud' Barnhart

June 18, 1932 — August 12, 2018

Willis E. "Bud" Barnhart of Bland, Missouri was born to the union of Daniel and Eva (Metzger) Barnhart on June 18, 1932 in New Carlisle, Ohio. He left from this life on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family at the age of 86 years. Bud was united in marriage to Lois Jean McWilliams on October 27, 1951 and to this union they were blessed with five children Denise, Elaine, Peggy, Ron and Joe. Together for several years, Bud and Lois owned and operated B & L Distributors in Urbana, Ohio. They were the distributors of Kersun Heaters. They later would move to their beautiful farm in Bland, Missouri. Bud was a carpenter by trade and he enjoyed building several homes in the Gasconade County area. He was an avid hunter and he loved spending time with his family and friends. Bud is preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Eva (Metzger); wife Lois Jean (McWilliams) Barnhart; one sister Elizabeth McGlothin. Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his five children Denise and husband Ron Baker of Cuba, Missouri, Elaine and husband Jim VanTilburgh of St. James, Missouri, Peggy and husband Garry Goss of Bedford, Pennsylvania, Ron and wife Stacy Barnhart of St. Paris, Ohio, Joe Barnhart of Bland, Missouri; four sisters Donna Lang of New Carlisle, Ohio, Lois and husband Joe Spahr of Greenville, Ohio, Shirley Ballentine of Springfield, Ohio, Jeannie and husband Norman Trueblood of New Carlisle, Ohio; one brother-in-law Harold McWilliams of Ocala, Florida; fourteen grandchildren, seventeen and one soon to be great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. As per his wishes, Bud was cremated. A private family ceremony will be held at the family farm. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Hospice Memorial Fund 901 E. Fifth St. Washington, Missouri 63090. The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Barnhart family.

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