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Barbara "Barb" Diane (Robinson) Barnhart

November 10, 1946 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 75)


Barbara “Barb” Diane (Robinson) Barnhart

Barbara “Barb” Diane (Robinson) Barnhart, age 75, of Chambersburg, was embraced by her family in heaven on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, while her son and daughter-in-law sat by her side.  Barb was born on Sunday, November 10, 1946, in Chambersburg to the late Paul D. Robinson and Jean E. (Welker) Robinson.  Barb was the widow of Dennis “Denny” Neil Barnhart, whom she married on December 27, 1968, and who died on July 20, 2019.  In addition to her parents and husband, Barb is preceded in death by her sister, Peggy Ebersole.

Barb’s survivors include her son, Jeffrey “Brian” Barnhart and his fiancé, Kimberly A. Leshak, of Harrisburg; and her beloved miniature schnauzer, Buster Boy.

Barb graduated from Chambersburg High School as part of the class of 1964.  She retired from F&M Bank in Chambersburg after more than 10 years of service working as a customer service representative and as a teller.  Barb was a sweet, caring, loving and gentle woman who would do anything for anyone; she was selfless. Barb always put her family first and loved them beyond measure.  Barb loved cats and had many since she was a child.  As she became a young adult, Barb found a liking for miniature schnauzers and the family had many over time.  She enjoyed knitting and curling up with a good book, especially novels by Danielle Steel or Nora Roberts. She had an affinity for collecting jewelry and grew quite a collection.

Barb’s family will be remembering her life privately. Cremation was private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in celebration of Barb’s life can be made to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111,; American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284,; and National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016,

Barb’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Barb’s full obituary, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting

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Private Services


Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area
7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg PA 17111-5417

American Heart Association
P.O. Box 840692, Dallas TX 75284-0692

National Kidney Foundation
Finance Department, 30 East 33rd Street, New York NY 10016

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