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Craig A. Barnhart, 47, Mansfield, died Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Morrow County Hospital, Mt. Gilead, after a sudden illness.

 Craig was born in Galion on Dec. 14, 1969 to the late Cecil Barnhart and Virginia (Woolum) Barnhart of Galion. He married Karen E. Marks on Sept. 26, 1999 and she survives him.

Craig was a 1988 graduate of Galion High School and was employed by Chevron Chevrolet, of Delaware, as a mechanic. Craig had a gentle heart and always made friends wherever he went. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and helping his family with their vehicles. Craig was a very proud father and grandfather and enjoyed his family very much.

In addition to his mother and wife he is survived by daughters, Mackayla Brady, Galion and Hailey Barnhart, of Mansfield; his son, of Garrett Barnhart, Mansfield; his granddaughter, Elizabeth Brady; his sister, Crista and Kyle Kitchin, of Crestline; and his father-in-law, Dewey Marks Jr., of Galion.

Friends may call Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way North, Galion. Funeral services will follow at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, April 11 at Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, Galion, with Dr. Daniel Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Crestline.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for the care of his children and granddaughter in care of the funeral home.

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