Barnhart, Miley

Written by David Green.

Miley Barnhart, daughter of Matthew Barnhart and Haley Simpkins, died Sept. 28, 2010, at Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.  She was born Sept. 21, 2010.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by grandparents, Carol Garcia and Matthew Dunn of Morenci, Mich., Stacey and Terri Colley of Devils Lake, Mich., John and Debbie Simpkins of Adrian, Mich., and Michael Barnhart and Ronda Robinson of Morenci; great-grandparents, Mary Letson, Delores Linehan, George and Connie Pontious, and Maurice and Nancy Simpkins; aunts and uncles, Stephanie (and Jacob Fowler) Simpkins, Matt and Megan Simpkins, Matea Garcia, Derek Barnhart, Taylor Barnhart and Jessie Barnhart.

Miley was preceded in death by great-grandparents Elaine Pontious, Mike Linehan and Joe Letson; and two aunts, Teresa Pontious and Lisa Weitenhagen.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m.  Saturday, Oct. 2, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Roger Pontious officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for funeral expenses.

  • Front.splash
    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
  • Front.starting
    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
  • Front.drum
    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
  • Front.art.park
    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
  • Front.train
    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2016