Waco May Barnhart, 96, of Wadsworth, passed Oct. 25, 2018 in Wadsworth, OH. Born Oct. 2, 1922 in Wadsworth, to the late Charles and Beatrice (Huffman) Easterday. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church where she taught Adult Sunday School for over 40 years, until a year ago. She is survived by her daughter, Sharan Barnhart of Wadsworth, son, Jeffrey (Sharel) Barnhart of Doylestown, grandchildren, Timothy (Dunyell), Trisha (Eric), Ronald (Wendy), Susan (Adam); great grandchildren, Katrina (Joey), Tyler, Kyle, Annie, Emma, Trevor (Monica), Trent, Baylee, Lash, great stepgrandchildren, Anna & Alex, great-great grandson Jameson, great- great step grandchildren, Bryson & Makenzie, and sisters Betty and Fern (Paul). She was preceded in death by her husband Ray Barnhart, Jr. in 2003, her brother Charles and sister Darlene.
Waco was primarily a homemaker, and also worked driving cars for Dave Walter Auto, and worked for AAA, in Wadsworth. She drove a car until a little over a year ago. She looked forward to trips to visit her grandchildren. She lovingly babysat her great grandchildren and she and Ray took the grandchildren on a camping trip out west when the grandchildren were young. She enjoyed looking for deer in Silvercreek Park on her drives back-and-forth to visit Jeff and Sharel, enjoyed camping with her husband Ray, when her children were young, and later with her daughter Sharan and families. She liked going for rides with her sister Betty and other family members to the Amish country, the store on Acme Hill where she could get cheese & vegetables. She also took many trips to the Outer Banks, with family, over many, many years staying in Buxton, N.C., primarily cooking the fish caught that day or cooking up a delicious meal. She often spoke of having meals ready at a precise time when Ray worked so they could all eat together. She enjoyed sharing Holiday dinners in her home, for years until the families grew too large. She planned and cooked complete meals up until late summer of this year.
She enjoyed watching the Indians games on TV, on the radio and going occasionally to see them play. She also liked James Bond movies , Westerns and other “Classic” TV. She always remembered her family’s birthdays with cards. She loved keeping a huge collection of postcards she received from traveling family and friends. Waco liked reading books from the library and the daily newspapers, and also playing and winning the card game Michigan Rummy. She will surely be missed by family and friends who cared so much for her.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018, from 6 to 8 pm at the First Christian Church, 116 E. Boyer Street in Wadsworth, OH 44281. Memorials to the First Christian Church or to Summa Health Hospice.