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In Memory of

Neva Jean Barnhill

February 15, 1930 - March 9, 2017

Obituary


Neva Jean Simler Barnhill, of Conroe, Texas; February 5, 1930 - March 9, 2017. Neva Jean was born on a farm Near Kriksville, MO., the fourth child of Arthur Simler and Gracia Simler, who preceded her in death. She was married to Herbert Thomas Barnhill from May 15, 1948 to August 22, 1998 at his death. She leaves two children, Gregory Thomas Barnhill and his wife Sue, their children Greg Jr and wife Lindsey, Ashley Crisp and husband Stephen, their children Hayden and Shane; Mavis Barnhill Feldman and husband Lance, their children Gracia and Jacob...

Neva Jean Simler Barnhill, of Conroe, Texas; February 5, 1930 - March 9, 2017. Neva Jean was born on a farm Near Kriksville, MO., the fourth child of Arthur Simler and Gracia Simler, who preceded her in death. She was married to Herbert Thomas Barnhill from May 15, 1948 to August 22, 1998 at his death. She leaves two children, Gregory Thomas Barnhill and his wife Sue, their children Greg Jr and wife Lindsey, Ashley Crisp and husband Stephen, their children Hayden and Shane; Mavis Barnhill Feldman and husband Lance, their children Gracia and Jacob and his fiancé Dara. She is also survived by her brother Keith Simler of Kirksville, MO and numerous nieces and nephews. Neva Jean moved to Conroe in 1976 making her home at Camp Agnes Arnold and then retiring in Conroe. She was an artist, painting numerous wood carvings by her husband Tom. Jean was always involved in collecting and selling antiques. Jean was also very involved in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. She started in scouting in 1962 and was a lifetime member. She was a den mother, troop leader, cookie chairman district leader, backpacking leader and worked on the historical museum for the Girl Scouts. She received numerous awards and recognitions including the Girl Scout Thanks Badge I and II and the Boy Scout Silver Fawn. Her other love besides her family which she always put first, was the Montgomery County Historical Museum where she served on the board for many years. She loved history and was a member of Daughters of the America Revolution, Daughters of the American Colonists, United States Daughters of 1812, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and First Families of Tennessee. Providing program for all of these groups was her favorite. She was known by many as Navajo, teller of stories and a friend to all. Jean was an over 30 year cancer survivor and the family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of MD Anderson hospital. The family especially wishes to thank Drs. McAleer, Safima Patel and Gombos. A visitation service will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, from 5pm till 7pm. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 3:00 pm at Cashner Funeral Home in the Colonial Chapel, 801 Teas Road, Conroe, Texas 77303. Interment will follow at Garden Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jean's name to the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Montgomery County Museum or a charity of your choice.