April 19, 2024

Elva Dean Barnitz, 103

Elva Dean Barnitz, 103, of Pomeroy, OH, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2022, at her residence. She was born April 5, 1919, in Racine, OH, daughter of the late Dean and Eunice Gainer Brinker.

Elva was a 1936 graduate of Racine high School and worked for the County Auditor, Treasurer and Recorder. She also worked as the Commissioners Clerk and was appointed County Auditor for three months. Elva also worked for Dr. J.J. Davis, the food stamp office and cared for Jay and David Warner from birth to graduation. She loved spending time with her family, cooking, sewing, quilting and made over 100 quilts. 

Elva is survived by a son, Hayman and Frances Barnitz; daughter-in-law, Beverly Barnitz; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Jeffrey and Linda Warner and a special thank you to her caregiver, Linda Boggs. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hayman A. Barnitz and son, Gary Barnitz. 

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, at the Meigs Memory Gardens Chapel in Pomeroy, OH. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Aladdin Shrine, 1801 Gateway Circle, Grove City, OH 43123. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ewing-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, OH.