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Norma Jean Barnhart
August 21, 1947–January 6, 2018

Norma Jean Barnhart, 70, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Eugene, Oregon to Earl and Ellen (Bodholt) McFarland

She married Dennis Barnhart on February 27, 2001. 

Norma spent her whole life in the Willamette Valley; moving to Sweet Home in 2001.



She loved riding her bike, visiting Oceanside, baking cookies, square dancing, and going on walks. Most people knew her passion to be sewing and quilting because she touched so many lives with her amazing talent that was second to none. Sewing was not only her passion, but it was also her calling. She spent uncountable hours sewing for the less fortunate through ministry work. Her pure heart, wholesome love for all she met, her silly spirit and quirky mischievous smile will be missed my many. 

She is survived by her husband, Dennis Barnhart; step-father Robert Barthel; daughters Kezia Brodie, D’nie Woods, and Malea (Ryan) Stutzman; son Jason (Rachael) Whitehead; stepson Matthew (Kristin)  Barnhart; step-daughter Rhianda Barnhart (Gilbert); sisters Marilyn (Jim) Aird and Kathy McAlexander; brothers Mike (Connie) McFarland, Ron (Linda) McFarland, and Ken McFarland; fifteen grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

A Celebration of Life in the form of a potluck will be from 3:00–5:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Sweet Home Community Center, 880 18th Avenue, Sweet Home, Oregon. As part of this celebration, we want to encourage those who have been the recipients of our mother’s talents to bring them to share during the celebration with all who loved her. 

Memorial contributions can be made in Norma's name to Sweet Home Emergency Ministries at SHEM, 1115 Long Street, Sweet Home Oregon 97386.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

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