Tribute: Emma Jean Barnhouse

Emma Jean Barnhouse passed away Friday, June 17, 2016

Emma Jean Barhnouse, Westerville, Ohio - obit

WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Struthers Church of Christ, 5775 Struthers Rd., Struthers for Emma Jean Barnhouse, 81 of Westerville, formerly of Canfield. Emma Jean passed away Friday, June 17th at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.

Emma Jean was born July 18, 1934 in Athens, Alabama, a daughter of the late Robert and Margaret McLemore Wilson and came to this area as a child.

She graduated from Greenford High School and was a teller for the Farmer’s National Bank, Canfield for over 20 years.

She was a member of Struthers Church of Christ Church and enjoyed attending church camp, the Northern Ohio Christian Youth Camp in Lisbon. Emma Jean had been the head cook at the church camp for senior week for 20 years. God and family was her life.

Her husband, Howard H. Barnhouse, whom she married February 19, 1953, died December 23, 1982.

She leaves three sons, Wayne Barnhouse of Dallas, Texas, Robert Barnhouse of Youngstown, Terry Barnhouse of Westerville and one daughter, Sonia Barnhouse of Westerville. Emma Jean also leaves three grandchildren, Stefanie (Brian) Allison, Steven (Sebrina) Barnhouse, Sam Barnhouse; five great grandchildren, Lexie, Aiden, Ethan, Evan and Emma; two brothers, Mike (Cindy) Wilson of North Lima and Jeff Wilson of Boardman.

Besides her parents and her husband, Emma Jean was preceded in death by a brother, Horace Wilson and a sister, Barbara Myers.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 65 N. Broad Street, Canfield Chapel.

The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to Northern Ohio Christian Youth Camp, 8122 St. Jacob’s Log Town Rd., Lisbon, OH 44432.

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