Lillian J. Barnhart

Lillian J. Barnhart, 92, of Bovina Center, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022 at Robinson Terrace in Stamford.

Born on December 25, 1929 in Bloomville, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Earla (Houghtaling) Gray.  She married Robert Barnhart at Cabin Hill Church on April 17, 1949. A union that lasted 65 years until his passing on February 10, 2015.

Lillian worked for the former Delaware County Infirmary and later for Delaware County 4H in Hamden until her retirement.

She and Robert enjoyed camping, and she also enjoyed crocheting and baking, making several wedding cakes over the years. Lillian’s greatest passion was her family, she was a devoted wife, loving mother and proud grandmother and great-grandmother, Lillian was the glue that bound her family.

She is survived by her children: Jean and Robert Little, Richard and Evelyn Barnhart, Deborah Tanner, Michael and Darlene Barnhart, Carol Barnhart and Dale and Kathy Barnhart; twenty one grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sisters: Eleanor McKee and Virginia Parsons; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling Hours will be held from 5-7PM on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at the MacArthur Funeral Home, 134 Main Street, Delhi. Where a service will follow at 7PM.  Burial will be held at 10AM on Thursday, June 23 at Bovina Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Lillian can be made to Bovina EMS.

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