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The Western Star, July 12, 1962.

Frank Barnhart Dies Near Liberal

John Franklin Barnhart, 69, was discovered dead Monday in his car near Liberal by passing motorists. He apparently died of a heart attack.

Born December 4, 1892, at Chicora, Penn., he had lived in the Protection community since 1936. He was a retired recreation parlor operator. A World War I veteran, he was a member of the Protection American Legion post and a member of the Kiefer, Okla., Masonic Lodge.

Among survivors are his widow, Palvena, Protection; a son, Gary, Glenrock, Wyo.; and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Protection Methodist church with Rev. Hobart Young officiating. Burial was in the Protection Cemetery.

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