A community newsletter serving New Melle, Defiance, Augus​ta, Marthasville, Dutzow​​ a​nd surrounding areas.


William R. Barnhart

William "Bill" Barnhart passed away in St. Charles, MO on October 16, 2022, at the age of 89.

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He is survived by his son, Greg Barnhart of Middletown, MO; daughter, Laurie Abshear of Weldon Spring, MO; seven grandchildren, Lindsey, Courtney, and Stephen Barnhart, Keith (Sara) Niederer, Kelsey Niederer, Mallory and Jake Abshear; great-granddaughter, Stella Niederer.  He is preceded in death by his parents, William M. and Rebecca Barnhart; wife, Barbara Lee Barnhart (nee Fowler); son, Bryan Barnhart, and three brothers.  

Bill was a horse and pig farmer in New Melle, MO. He had a great sense of humor, with sarcastic undertones, and had the ability to make everyone laugh. He will be dearly missed by many family and friends. 

Visitation – Thursday, October 20, 2022, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385.
Funeral: Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m. following the visitation at Pitman Funeral Home. 
Memorials may be made to:  Alzheimer's Association (alz.org) or National Processing Center, Alzheimer's Association, P. O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.