Elvis Barnhart
Elvis Barnhart
Elvis Barnhart
Elvis Barnhart

Obituary of Elvis Eugene Barnhart

Elvis Eugene Barnhart of Springfield passed away on November 22, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Evelyn and Henry Barnhart. His family later was joined by stepparents Nina Barnhart and Ray Winter. He married Marilyn Ruth Mell on July 31, 1959. They were married 16 days shy of 60 years.

He is survived by his daughters Lori Bacon (Brian), Cheryl Orre (Dave); son Bradley Barnhart (Renee); Three granddaughters and four great grandchildren; His sisters, Kay Roper and Marnea Jones, stepsisters Shirley Hammer and Bonnie Werner.

He is preceded in death by his wife, his first daughter, Kathy Lynette at age 4, his parents, stepparents, brother Alva (Pudge) Barnhart, sister Opal Canaday-Hewes, stepbrothers Steve Long, and Larry Winter and stepsister Rhea Tomseth.

Elvis graduated from Crow High School as class Valedictorian in June ’55. He proudly served in the United States Navy and Naval Reserves. He worked for the Post Office for 33 years. He also worked for the Register Guard for many years. He retired for the last time from the Eye Center where he was a driver. Nothing could slow him down.

His greatest joy besides spending time with his family, was bringing children and their families to church and Christ. He served in the priesthood for many years in the Community of Christ church. He served the Lord in many ways and always led by example. He touched many lives. To many, he was known as “Uncle Gene”. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping, and playing Canasta with his family.

A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8th at 2pm on zoom. Go to our website http://www.eugenecofchrist.org (news/events page). You can click on the link from there when it is time for the service.

Arrangements entrusted to Springfield Memorial Funeral Home. Please access the obituary and you are invited to sign the guestbook at musgroves.com 

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