Janice Leigh Barnhart Poe (1924-2019)

Janice Leigh Barnhart Poe, of Buda, Texas died in San Angelo, Texas on February 20th, 2019 and was reunited with her Family and her Savior. 


Janice was born July 6, 1924, to Grace Elizabeth Hall Barnhart and Wilbur Daniel Barnhart in Wheeling, West Virginia. She had two brothers, Will and Del. She met the love of her life, Paul Poe, and they were married November 21, 1947. They moved to San Bernardino, California where they raised their two children, Douglas Paul Poe and Patti Leigh Poe. 

Janice was loved and respected by her coworkers and students where she worked for many years. When the kids were grown, she moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas where she enjoyed retirement and taking care of her mother Grace. She and Paul moved to Buda Texas to be near their daughter Patti who was a counselor at the Texas School for the Deaf. Janice was a faithful wife caring for Paul during his many years of dementia. 


Janice was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul, her daughter Patti Poe Wilson, and her son Douglas Poe. 

She is survived by three grandchildren. Rebecca Wilson, Julianna Wilson Seeger, Will Wilson, and three nieces of San Angelo, Texas: Linda Barnhart Rasor, Barbara Barnhart Rallo, and Laura Barnhart Gillis. Janice was loved by her neighbors on Buttercup Trail and by Cheryl Hagus, Patti’s best friend. She was loved by the staff of Meadowcreek Senior Care and Hospice of San Angelo. May she rest in God’s arms.

Please join us in celebrating Janice’s life at 2:30 pm on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Saint Elizabeth Episcopal Church 725 FM 967, Buda for her funeral service. Interment will follow at Live Oak Cemetery in Manchaca.
Please visit www.Harrellfuneralhomes.com to share a fond memory, photograph, or condolence with Janice’s family on her On-line memorial site.

Funeral assistance provided by Harrell Funeral Home, 1715 Kirby, Kyle Texas 78640 (512) 268-8200.

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