Steven Barnhart

May 12, 1951 - November 28, 2016
Plainwell, MI



Sunday, December 4, 2016
5:00 PM EST
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
280 Starr Rd
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-6860
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Kingdom Hall of Jehoval's Witnesses
280 Starr Road
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-6860

Wings of Hope Hospice
530 Linn Street, Suite A
Allegan, MI 49010
(269) 686-8659
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Life Story / Obituary


Steven Barnhart, of Plainwell, MI passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016 at the age of 65. Steven was born on May 12, 1951 in Mt. Pleasant, MI. He was the son of Stanley and Vera (Abbott) Barnhart. Steven graduated from Galesburg-Augusta High School in 1969 where he excelled in art, and anything he put his mind to. He then attended Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek for 1 year studying commercial art. He married the love of his life, Paulette Singleton on September 18, 1970. He worked for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as a mechanic specializing in building and landscape maintenance. He worked hard by designing the oriental garden and landscaping for Brook Lodge in Augusta .

Steven is survived by his wife of 46 years, Paulette; five children: Steven (Mallory), Monica (Peter) Hill, Joshua (Christie), Nathan (Kristen), and Brian (Kristen); 15 grandchildren; sister Starla; as well as several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Vera Barnhart; and granddaughter Emma.

Anything Steven wanted to do, he accomplished. There was nothing he couldn’t do. Steven was a master gardener, even working on his own bonsai trees. He loved hunting, and hobby-farmed chickens and a few goats; his favorite being Abby. Steven was incredibly artistic; he was known to make jewelry, sculptures, painting, built Japanese lanterns, and a woodworker. He would use his skills and build his own log furniture. Steven even self-taught himself three languages, including Japanese. His passion was his family and his art. In the new world he will carry on those passions and help his grandchildren along the way.

Per his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place Sunday, December 4th, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (280 Starr Rd, Plainwell). Please visit Steven’s webpage at where you can sign his guestbook, share a memory and/or photo. Those who wish may donate to Kingdom Hall or Wings of Hope Hospice.