Dorris Lee Barnhart

Dorris Lee Barnhart

Dorris Lee Barnhart, 75, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at his home in rural Jonesboro. 

He was born on Dec. 12, 1944, the son of Wilborn and Mildred Leona Hileman Barnhart. 

Dorris and Andrea “Ann” Halterman Barnhart were married on July 11, 1970, and shared 50 years of marriage, raising their family.

Mr. Barnhart worked for more than 30 years for Lewis Bros. Bakery in Anna, while farming and volunteering with the MCML 4-H Club. He helped his kids along with many others with numerous 4-H animal projects.

He served two years in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict, spending 11 months in Vietnam.

He spent the last 14 years as a disabled veteran, but was surprisingly active with other activities. He loved doing parades of all kinds with his kids, grandkids and others who were involved in 4-H and other activities; usually driving his truck or tractor to pull wagons or floats loaded with kids and loving every minute.

Mr. Barnhart is survived by his wife, Andrea “Ann” Barnhart of Jonesboro; children Lori (Mark) Bowyer of Bridgeport, Jonathan Barnhart of Jonesboro, Daryl (Amanda) Barnhart of Jonesboro, Alana (Scott) Links of Streetsboro, Ohio, Sara (Tyler) Hess of Cobden and Evan (Sky) Barnhart of Jonesboro; grandchildren Caitlyn (Luke) McGill, Cara Bowyer, Sophie Barnhart, Mackenzie Barnhart, Colton Barnhart, Victor Links, Gavin Links, Liam Hess, Holden Hess, Ryley Nance and Kooper Barnhart. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilborn and Mildred Leona Barnhart; and his father and mother-in-law, Paul and Mildred Halterman.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with Brent Miller officiating. 

Interment will be in the Anna Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna and the Illinois Army National guard military honors team of Marion. 

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service hour at 1 p.m. at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. 

All of those who attend will be required to wear a face covering and to observe social distancing guidelines. Maximum occupancy of the building will be kept to 50 people at a time. 

The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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