May 23, 1950 ‒ August 31, 2015
Gay Barnhart, age 65, of Ashley, died Monday morning, August 31, 2015 at Bennington Glen Nursing Home in Marengo.
She was born on May 23, 1950 in Morrow County, the daughter of the late Ray F. and Donnabell (Stahl) Geckley.
Gay was a 1968 graduate of Highland high School and worked in the telecommunications industry; retiring from Ameritech, but most recently working for Chase Bank.
On June 16, 1973 she married Donald M. Barnhart in Shelby, Ohio; recently celebrating 42 years together as husband and wife. Together they raised two children, Shannon and Shane. They enjoyed family vacations down to Dale Hollow on the Kentucky-Tennessee boarder, where they camped and spent time on their boat. Don and Gay also enjoyed going on cruises together.
Gay would read anything she could get her hands on and will be remembered for her spunky and outspoken nature.
Her son Shane recently had a daughter, Ava Elizabeth, and she became the shining star in Gay’s life.
She is survived by her husband Don of Ashley; their children Shannon Fisher and her husband Brian of Fredericktown and Shane Barnhart and his wife Mara of Phenix City, Alabama; sisters, Cherri (Don) Burwell of Marengo and Kim (Tom) Clark of Marengo; one brother Scott Geckley of Kansas City, Missouri; a sister-in-law: Pam Geckley of Cardington; grandson Cody and granddaughter Ava Elizabeth.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Fred.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 3rd at 6:00 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074 with Pastor Matt Mailey officiating.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com .
The Snyder Funeral Homes are honored to serve the family of Mrs. Barnhart.