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  • Obituary: Joy LeJean Barnhart, 68

  • Joy LeJean Barnhart, 68, died Sept. 8, 2013, at her home in Rock Port, Mo. The daughter of Willis Lee “Kearney” and Marjorie Jean (Martin) Barnhart, Joy was born Nov. 20, 1944, in Hamburg. She graduated from Watson High School, Watson, Mo., in 1962.
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  • Joy LeJean Barnhart, 68, died Sept. 8, 2013, at her home in Rock Port, Mo. The daughter of Willis Lee “Kearney” and Marjorie Jean (Martin) Barnhart, Joy was born Nov. 20, 1944, in Hamburg.  She graduated from Watson High School, Watson, Mo., in 1962.  
    Joy made her home in Watson, in their family home, until she moved to Rock Port in 2010.  She helped around the house with cooking and cleaning and enjoyed playing with her nieces and nephews.  She also enjoyed playing bingo and caring for her dog, Alena, “Short Legs,” as Joy most often called her beloved pet.  
    Joy was preceded in death by her parents.  Survivors include brother Byron Barnhart and wife, Darlene, Rock Port; nieces and nephews, Steven Barnhart of Laguna Niguel, Calif., Jodi Hendrickson, Hamburg, Robert Barnhart, Rock Port, Michael Barnhart, Watson, Allen Paget, Branson, Mo., John and James Barnhart, Rock Port, Tanah and Teagan Barnhart, Tuesday, Martin, and Augustus Leseberg, McKenna Barnhart, Ryllee Barnhart, Lea and Jozie Hendrickson and Jenna Hall; uncle Harold “Bud” Martin, Watson; aunt  Doris Bemberger, Lomita, Calif.; and numerous cousins.  
    Graveside service and interment was Sept. 13 at High Creek Cemetery, Watson.
    Memorials are suggested to High Creek Cemetery, Watson.
    Condolences can be expressed at www.minterfuneralchapels.com.
    Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port, was in charge of arrangements.

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