Kathleen Fitzpatrick Barnhart, 100
March 1, 1914 -- Jan. 11, 2015

Kathleen Fitzpatrick BarnhartKathleen Fitzpatrick Barnhart, age 100, of Oxford, formerly of Grafton, passed away Jan. 11, 2015, at Golden Years Nursing Center. She was born on March 1, 1914, in Oshkosh.

On July 10, 1935, she married Donald E. Barnhart at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Argonne. He preceded her in death Dec. 10, 1984.

She is survived by her son, Donald D. (Janice Groth) Barnhart of Oxford, Ohio; daughters, Bernadette (Robert) Thelen of Loudon, Tenn. and Barbara Johnson of Byron, Ill.; her sister, Genevieve Jensen of Tomah; sister-in-law Anne Samz of North Barrington, Ill.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.

Besides her husband, Kathleen was preceded in death by her mother, Teresa Fitzpatrick Samz; stepfather, Richard Samz; son-in-law, Dennis Johnson; sister, Marcella Schroeder; brothers, Eugene, Jack and Kenneth Samz.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Crandon, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial, Lakeside Cemetery, Crandon. Funeral services were also held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Oxford, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or The Child Advocacy Center, P.O. Box 928, Lenoir City, TN 37771. The Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.