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Lonnie E. Barnhart, 55

March 12, 2009

JUNE 22, 1953-MARCH 11, 2009

SMITHSBURG -- Mr. Lonnie E. Barnhart, 55, of 11706 White Hall Road, Smithsburg, Md., died at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in his home. He had been in failing health for the past three and one half years and critically ill since January.

Born June 22, 1953, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Mrs. Thelma L. (Trumpower) Barnhart of Waynesboro and the late Elwood R. Barnhart.

Mr. Barnhart was a graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School, Waynesboro, Pa., with the class of 1971. He later attended Hagerstown Junior College, receiving a degree in criminology and graduated from the Maryland State Police Academy in 1975.

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He and his wife of 33 years, Mrs. Kimberlee A. (Hull) Barnhart, were married Aug. 9, 1975, in Waynesboro. They had lived at their present residence since 1986.

Mr. Barnhart served as a Maryland State Trooper from 1975 to 1983, where he was stationed in Prince Frederick, Frederick and Hagerstown, all of Maryland. From 1983 to present, he owned and operated his own security and investigations business, L.E. Barnhart Security. He was also part of Barnhart's Lawn and Garden Center, Waynesboro, which he ran with his father and brother from 1989 to 2003.

He was a member of Eagles Club, Inc., Waynesboro.

Mr. Barnhart enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, camping and spending time at the beach.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one daughter, Stephanie A. (husband Edward R.) Smith of Hagerstown; three stepgrandchildren, Madelyn Smith, Dana Smith and Erin Smith; one brother, Gregory L. (wife Mary) Barnhart of Hagerstown; two nieces, LeAnne Barnhart and Kelly Barnhart; his father-in-law, Edward (wife Shirley) Hull; and a number of aunts, uncle and cousins.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2009, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. John Mullen officiating. Burial will follow in Harbaugh Church Cemetery, near Rouzerville, Pa.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 130, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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