John K. “Hiney” Barhorst, 61

John K. “Hiney” Barhorst, 61, of Fort Recovery Road, Fort Loramie, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in the Wilson Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.

He had been in an automobile accident on Ohio 47, but the cause of the accident has not yet been determined.

He was born on Nov. 7, 1952, in Sidney, to the late Henry and Mary (Spillers) Barhorst.

On June 20, 1992, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Newport, John married Anne Marie (Kremer) Barhorst, who survives at home.

Also surviving are three children, Wendy Marie Deakle and fiance James Belt of Fort Loramie; Anthony “Bob” Barhorst and fiancee Denise Heuing of Sidney and Johnathan Barhorst of Fort Loramie; six grandchildren, Ryan; TJ; Tommy and Alissa Deakle and Olivia and Noah Barhorst; two great-granddaughters, Lexie and Breanna Deakle; four siblings, James and Connie Barhorst of St. Marys; Robert Barhorst and Mary Looker of Piqua; Dorothy and Darrel Roberts of Sidney; Bernie and Kris Barhorst of Piqua; brothers and sisters-in-law Tom and Peg Kremer of Anna; Joan and Virgil Heitkamp of Versailles; Susan Kremer of Versailles; Sharon and Gary Kunk of Versailles; Judith and Tony McClurg of Tipp City; Jane and Tom Evans of Troy; Carol and Roger Frey of Versailles and Tony Kremer of Phoenix, Ariz.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  

He was preceded in death by both parents.

A 1970 graduate of Fort Loramie High School, Mr. Barhorst had been employed for 32 years at Thermoseal Inc., in Sidney. Hiney enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had always been an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians. He also followed WWE wrestling. John was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Newport, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating.  

Interment will follow at the church cemetery.  

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.  

Memorials may be made to Food for the Poor Missions or to the charity of the donor’s choice.  

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