Dawn Barnhardt

March 15, 1957 - December 3, 2021

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Dawn Anne Barnhardt, 64, of Cable, Ohio passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021 in Springfield Regional Medical Center.

Dawn was born March 15, 1957 in Bellaire, Ohio. She was a member of the Shiloh Chapel Church. Dawn was the Financial Officer for the Village of Milford Center for 15 years. She loved helping others anyway she could; she was active serving at local food pantries. Dawn enjoyed knitting and reading. She loved her grandchildren; they were her purpose in life.

Dawn is survived by her father, Carl Palmer; her husband, Tommy Barnhardt Jr.; children, Sheila (Mitch) Hanes, Michael (Deanna) DiCarro, Samuel Barnhardt, Kyle (Jasmine) Barnhardt and Cedric (Joy) Bohanon; grandchildren, Savannah, Lillie, Anisa, Geovanni, & Aniya and Maximus; great grandchild, Indie; sisters, Rita (Dave) Shepherd and Marta (Steve) Truran as well as several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Gloria (McCorkle) Palmer.

Arrangements entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1699 W. Mound St., Columbus, Ohio 43223.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Candy Lorkowski - Dec 14, 2021
We are so very sorry to hear of Dawn's passing. She and I worked at the Carousel Dinner Theater in Ravenna. We have a lot of great memories. You and your family have been in my prayers for years, and will continue to be.
Joyce Moore - Dec 10, 2021
Tom,Sheila,Sam and Kyle, my prayers are with you. Your mother was a wonderful person. I was so sad when you moved away, but I would see your mom here and there. This is so sad, no doubt your mother is in heaven. Rest in peace Dawn.
Mike and Susan Rizor - Dec 9, 2021
I’m shock to have heard this sad news. We are so very sorry for your loss, she was sure a special lady, God’s love poured out of her to each and everyone she met. Our thoughts, love, and prayers Tom, Sheila, boys and family.
Tracey Chippas - Dec 6, 2021
Tom, Sheila and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending love and prayers for strength for you all.
Tracey Chippas - Dec 6, 2021
Tom, Sheila and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending love and prayers for strength for you all.
Tony Black - Dec 6, 2021
Hi Tom. I was so sorry to hear about your wife. Judy & I will be praying for you and your family.
Pamela Van Camp - Dec 6, 2021
Our precious one you were loved so very much. Dawn was a very bright light to us all. It’s hard to believe I can no longer call her and just talk about life. Tom and family we love you and are praying that God keep you during this time.
Melanie Hartley - Dec 6, 2021
Tom Please accept my condolences but also we know that Dawn loved everyone she came to know!I always appreciated our talks on the phone and how she would gab with Mom after church.my prayers and thoughts are with you & your family🌹💕
Renee - Dec 6, 2021
Dawn, I am missing you very much. You were a second mother to me. I’m so thankful and grateful that i knew you and that you knew how much I love you and your family. You comforted me during my sad times and tirelessly kept me connected with you and the rest of family when I was enthralled in my anxieties. You never gave up on me. It was because of you that I was able to reconnect with you all and see more of you and the family within this past year. I would have been devastated if that were not so. Please know that you bringing me back together with everyone was not done in vain and our bonds will never be broken. I promise you! God Bless you now, our angel looking over us and guiding us until we are called home. We will try not to stay sad for too long and mourn your loss, because we want to celebrate you and your life, and all the people you have touched with your kindness and love. You will live on in all of us, as each of us will always carry a part of you in our hearts. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. Love you my dearest Dawn, Renee
Valerie Deady - Dec 6, 2021
The staff at the Milford Center Post office send many prayers to Tom and family. We are very sorry for your loss. We will miss Dawn. She will be missed by the community. Always in our thoughts and prayers.
Brenda & Bill Maxwell - Dec 5, 2021
Dear Tom and Family Our hearts are heavy and our love goes out to each and every member of your family. We are devastated and still in shock about the reality of Dawn’s passing. Call upon us for anything that we can do for you. We are confident that she will greet us all at the gate. Our love and prayers.
Jenny Wyckoff - Dec 4, 2021
Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family.
C Dalton - Dec 4, 2021
Dawn, you are and will be forever in our hearts. You taught me some important things about life as only an older, wiser woman can. The thing that comes to my mind over and over in life that you taught me (that you said someone in your family taught you) is to think of how the storm clouds come in. They come in, dark and foreboding, threatening with their very presence the ability to bring destruction and chaos. I was stopping right there in life. Looking at the storm clouds and fearing the aftermath of a storm and already feeling my strength sapped because I succumbed to fear. But you taught me that the clouds come…. to pass. They come, and then they go, you said—as you demonstrated in the air with your left hand how they come and then pass. They always come and they always go. It seems so simple and maybe even trite to mention this here but I want to thank you one more time for helping me to recognize the storm clouds for what they are. A placeholder for the rainbow, the peace, the rebuilding, the renewal, and rejuvenation that comes after every storm. I remember saying to you once in tears during a long “Dawn sesh” at your current home “yes, but sometimes the storm is so long I don’t remember when it came and I can’t imagine it will ever end”. You asked me to tell you about another storm and then another that did come, stayed a while, and eventually passed. After, you said “So, want you’re remembering is that the clouds came so they could pass”. I love how you said so much with so few words. And then you smiled at me and I asked how it is that you never have any wrinkles on your face from all the storms you have weathered and next thing I know you’re making me laugh with your response. I will miss those heart to heart discussions. You were not only Tom’s wife, but also my true friend and another mother to me in life. I know your soul lives on so I’m not saying goodbye. I know what you would tell me. You reminded me often that you are a powerhouse and a storm in your own right when you felt you needed to be. Dawn, you came, and now you have passed. I realize you have taught me something else. While the dark clouds are here, while the cold rain of loss soaks our souls to our inner bones, there is much to appreciate, and learn not just later but right here, right now. It is all important. Every moment. Just like you said. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, friendship, and love with me. There will still be pain, and heartache, and loss but there are also other blessings to be thankful for. I love you so and always will. To the family: all my love and prayers wrap around each of you in this time and in your tomorrows. Peace and peace love to you all.
Debora Sanchez - Dec 3, 2021
I will miss her so much she was my best friend Debora from Arizona
Debora Sanchez - Dec 3, 2021
I will miss her so much she was my best friend Debora from Arizona
Leighana Shankar - Dec 3, 2021
May The Lord grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time. I Thessalonians 4:13-18
Tia - Dec 3, 2021
“Praise the Lord,” are the gentle words I hear when I think of you answering the phone. Thank you for the sweet memories in AZ. Rest easy (Aunt) Dawn.

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