Barney Miller

November 19, 1947 ‒ October 30, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Barney Miller, age 71, of Marion, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus with his loving family by his side following a battle with cancer.

On November 19, 1947, Barney was born in Lima, Ohio, the oldest of four children of the late R.L. and Marie M. (Hover) Miller.  He graduated from Indian Lake High School in the class of 1965.

Following high school, Barney was trained to be a barber and he has been cutting men’s hair ever since.  In 1967, he moved to Marion, where he started Barney’s Barber Shop in 1971.  For thirty three years of his career he shared his barber shop with Jim Marshall, making it Jim & Barney’s Barber Shop.  He was still cutting hair up until recently.

In 1995, Barney started dating the love of his life, Lisa Roush, and they were married on August 31, 2012.  They cherished their twenty four years together and he often proudly said “the best thing that ever happened to me was Lisa.”  They enjoyed taking day and weekend trips to visit and have fun with their many dear friends.

An avid card player, Barney would go anywhere for a good card game, and he especially enjoyed going to VFW Post 7201 to play cards.  He also enjoyed hunting mushrooms, and tending to his small vegetable garden at home.

Never letting anything get him down, Barney persevered through many challenges in his life.  In 2001, he overcame throat cancer.

Having a fun loving and jovial personality, Barney never had trouble making friends.

Barney will be missed by his beloved wife, Lisa Miller; two children: Aaron (Nicole) Miller, and Alisha Roush; three grandchildren: Jacob and Jared Miller, and Allen Spillman; two siblings: Dr. Gay (Dr. Joe) Rosenblatt, and Millie Wireman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including his parents, Barney was preceded in death by his sister, Dawn Roby.

Services honoring Barney’s life will be held at Noon on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at his graveside in Frame Cemetery in Meeker, with his nephew Jerry Zimmerman officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 317 W. Church St., Marion, OH 43302.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Barney’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • You will be missed dearly. Love ya bunches. Thanks again for all the milkshakes. Prayers to the family..

  • Lisa, I’m so sorry for your loss. You & the family are in my thoughts & prayers at this difficult time.

  • I am so so sorry Lisa. Barney was such a great man. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Barney, i hope in heaven you are young and peacefully happy. Have fun with grandpa up there.

  • Sympathies to the family. I have known Barney for more years than I can remember. Great guy with a great heart who will truly be missed

  • I am so sorry to hear of Barney’s passing. My dad used to hang out at Barneys barber shop all the time and he said Barney was a stand up guy- which was high praise from my dad.
    Anytime I spoke to Barney when I ran into him he always said you were the best thing to happen to him. His love for you, Lisa, was never a secret.
    I pray God gives your family the comfort and peace that can only come from Him.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry Lisa and family for your loss. We will really miss Barney. We always had such a good time when you came over.

  • You were like a member of our family. You cut grandpas hair, dads, mine and Treys and even my nephew Jim. We loved you pal! You will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Lisa and the family.

  • We are sending our Love and Prayers Lisa. Barney was an wonderful neighbor. He secretly brought me a Rose on Neighbor Appreciation Day for years and I didn’t know it until this year when he waited till I got home cause it was to cold out to leave it in the weather. He was a very special man. Love to you Lisa. I am here if you need anything. Heaven got a very special angel on Wednesday.

  • Lisa, it is with a very heavy heart and lots of tears that I am writing this. From the day I met the both of you at The James, you were always two very special people in my life. Barn, I am going to miss you dearly and am so thankful God brought us together!!! Even though the circumstances weren’t the best of how we met, I am blessed to have known you and kept in touch all these years!!! Lisa, you are an amazing woman and Barney loved you so very much. I am so sorry for your loss and can’t even imagine what you are going thru right now. You were his rock!!! Prayers and lots of of love!!! Marie Blackman

  • Lisa,
    I’m so sorry for your loss, Barney was such a great man, he will be missed. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers ❤️ Love you!


  • Lisa I am so very sorry for your loss. Big hugs and sending my love and prayers for you. I love you. Lori Queen

  • Lisa,
    So sorry to hear of Barneys passing. I remember your love for him was true. My thoughts are with you during this sad time. Your a strong women and life will go on. Hold your head up and stay strong. Love you girl.
    Faye Beveridge

  • Lisa,
    Me & Robert love you both very much! Barney has been such a comfort to me this last year. He always has words of wisdom. I know exactly how you’re feeling. A broken heart is a terrible thing to live with. Those Miller men sure leave an impact on a girl! But we got to be the lucky girls they chose! It gives me some comfort knowing those 2 are together right now. Probably in a hot poker game!

  • I am deeply sorry about him I knew him through the family and he was a good person to meet and you have my deepest condolences and prayers

  • Aaron and Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. My 4 boys got their hair cut for years with Barney and Jim. Barney used to take the boys out the back door to watch the trains. Lisa you have so many years of loving memories to cherish. Sending prayers and love to you both. May God bring you peace. Many hugs and kisses,

    Amy Trent

  • Prayers to Barney’s family. He was a great man and I hope he finds peace in heaven. My condolences to his beautiful wife, he cherished you more than anything and now you have a beautiful angel looking over you.

  • Sorry to hear of his passing. Although we were cousins – we didn’t get together very often (usually on occasions such as this.) He was always such a gentle man and made you feel good to be around him. Bless your family and I’ll keep you in my prayers.
    Again so sorry.

  • Lisa,
    So very sorry to hear of the passing of Barney. He was such a great guy.. You are in our thoughts..

  • Lisa,
    I was saddened to learn that Barney had passed. He was a special person. It was a privilege to have been one of his cancer doctors over the years. For all he went through I cannot recall him ever complaining. I will remember the donuts, tomatoes and morels that he would bring to the office, but mostly I will remember him.

  • Barney was such a wonderful person. I enjoyed getting to know him at Dr Drew’s office for many years. I first met him when I was very young at his barber shop where my father had his hair cut. He was always welcoming and friendly. He would stop at my office just because and drop off cookies or fruit. He was an amazing person who will be greatly missed.

  • Lisa, Aaron and family,
    Oh how I loved your hubby/dad/gpa…what a special man! I will miss his hugs and that adorable smile, dearly, especially at all the Harding football and basketball games. For thirty-three years he cut my sons hair. I’ll never forget the day I met him for the first time. He went through so much and I never heard him complain once! My heart hurts for you all. Much love!

    Theresa and LeRoy Hunt
    Brett McCrery

  • The Miller Family,

    I want to express my sincere sympathy to all of you. Barney was a terrific friend and barber. He will be missed.

    May God Bless you all.

  • Lisa, The Gary Lyons Family was so saddened to hear of Barney’s passing. We appreciated it so much when you and Barney attended our Gospel Concerts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    The Gary Lyons Family

  • Lisa, I am so sorry to hear of Barney’s passing. He was well known and loved and my hubby’s go to barber. Also took the grandsons there. May he rest in peace. Hugs and prayers for you all.

  • To Barney’s family,
    I have not seen Barney for years, but never forgot him. I started with Barney when he was at the Plaza. He cut my hair the day before our wedding in 1967. A good haircut and great advise about marriage. He continue to be a barber and a friend until I left Marion in 1975.
    While I have not seen him in years, I have thought of him often and will always cherish his friendship and kindness.
    I am very sorry for your loss and the loss of a good man by all of his friends.
    RIP, Barney.

  • Lisa & Family:
    All of us at the credit union were sadden to hear of Barney’s passing. He spoiled us all over the years bringing in goodies for the staff and he always had a smile on his face. Barney was a good and kind soul to all and that is what we will all remember and miss.
    If there is anything I can do to assist you at the credit union, please just call and ask for me, I am at the Barks Road office.
    We are so sorry for your loss and you and your family are in our prayers. He will definitely be missed!

  • LIsa,
    Very sorry for your loss. You and Barney went through a lot together and perserveered it all. You did it with a smile on your face and with such grace. It takes a special couple to handle that kind of pressure. Hope to see you at Midge’s sometime soon. Won’t be able to make it today, we will be out of town. Being a barber was the perfect profession for Barney, because he was the guy to talk shop with, he was the guy to talk sports with, he was the guy just to shoot the breeze with, he was the guy just to unload your problems on, he was just “The Guy” to talk to. He had a great sense of humor and a pleasant nature about himself and a non imposing personality, what is not to like, He will be sadly missed by all.

    Mark and Crystal McClain

  • Aaron and Nicole,
    I am sorry for your loss. Barney was a great guy. Kind of lost track of him these last few years, but early on I know he inspired you to play football and a great work ethic. You both have a great sense of humor and I hear Barney’s laugh when I hear you laugh, straight down deep from your belly. You even use the coined phrase called, “Neighbor” that was entrusted only to Barn by Ken and Midge. He had a great sense of humor and a very pleasant nature about himself with a non-imposing personality, a mark of great man. I am sad that he had to fight so many years of his life a disease that finally ended taking his like at an age too young. He will be sadly missed. We will be out of town today, prior arrangements, very sorry.