He was born March 18, 1977, in Vigo County. He was the son of Mark and Judy Plagge Barnhart. He graduated from Northview High School, Class of 1996.
Growing up, he attended with his parents and was confirmed in the First United Church of Christ in Clay City. He worked at Lear Manufacturing, now known as IAC, Greencastle, for the past 13 years. He was enrolled at IVY Tech in the nursing program. Just this past week, Sean and his dad took time to deer hunt together, a sport they both enjoyed.
On June 2, 2001, he married Jacqueline Frees Barnhart. They became members of the Carbon Baptist Church. Together they were raising their family and loving life. Sean was a loving son, brother, husband and daddy.
Survivors include his wife Jacque Barnhart, their children Noah Barnhart, 5, Noelle Barnhart, 3, baby Natalee Suzanne Barnhart is arriving in December, parents Mark and Judy Barnhart, Brazil, sister Robin Stapf (Larry), DeWitt, Iowa, and their children, Katie, Justin and Grace, grandmother Rose Mary Barnhart, Terre Haute, and extended family.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister Erica Suzanne Barnhart.
Services will be held Tuesday, at 11 a.m., at First United Church of Christ, Clay City, with Rev. Julie Western and Pastor Howard Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peters Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, from 4-8 p.m., at Lawson-Miller Chapel, and again one hour prior to services at the church.
A trust fund for Sean's children has been formed at the First Financial Bank in Brazil. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the church.
Light a candle in his memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.