January 14, 1940 ~ April 5, 2021

Born in: Chapel Hill, IN
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Barry Lee Hearth, 81, of Owensboro passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Chapel Hill, Indiana on January 14, 1940 to the late Russell and Elsie Wilma Allen Hearth. Barry was employed at Carpets Unlimited where he worked in Retail Sales for 50 years. He was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral. In his free time, Barry enjoyed watching sports, dabbling with photography, and playing cards. Barry loved drinking his coffee.

Along with his parents, Barry is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Emma Hearth, on September 10, 2003; and his brothers, Lee Hearth and Leonard “Nick” Kinser; and his sister, Debbie Carpenter.

Barry is survived by his children, Russell (Tammy) Hearth, Robert (Michelle) Harris, and Casey Hearth; his grandchildren, Lisa Shirel, Heather Mitchell, Jasamine Hearth, Kaylee Hearth, Bailey Harris, and Kristen Harris; 5 great-grandchildren; his sister, Susan (Bob) DeFoe; and 4 nephews and 2 nieces.

Services will be 12:00 pm Thursday, April 8, 2021 at St. Stephen Cathedral, with Father Jerry Riney officiating. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:00 am to 11:45 am Thursday at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky; 3419 Wathen’s Crossing; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

All who wish to honor Barry at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home and church for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Hearth. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Barry Lee Hearth and sign his virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: April 8, 2021 9:00 am - April 8, 2021 11:45 am

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: April 8, 2021 12:00 pm

St. Stephen Cathedral
610 Locust Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Burial Service: April 8, 2021 1:00 pm

Resurrection Cemetery
5404 Leitchfield Road
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. Barry, you were such a wonderful man. And I am proud to say that you are my cousin. You were always so kind, caring, funny and loving to me and my family. My oldest memory of you was years ago when I was a little girl and we had a family reunion at Spring Mill State Park. That was so much fun!!! My Dad, Lebert Hearth sure thought the world of you also. I’m sure he was waiting at the gates of Heaven for you so that he could talk your ear off….
    You will be missed.
    Lisha Hearth Martin

  2. Michelle
    So very sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace. Praying for you all.
    God Bless you

  3. Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed my contact with Barry at St. Stephen and in the office. May he rest in peace.

  4. I will miss you. I have so many memories of us on chapel Hill as kids. We had a lot of fun. I hope to see you again one day. Fly high cousin

  5. Barry was such a nice and caring man. He had a huge heart and always asked me how my kids where. He will be greatly missed.

  6. I’m heartbroken to hear of Barry’s passing. He was such a kind, caring soul! I was in a horrific accident coming out of Owensboro. Barry cared for me for 6 months – with the best possible care!! I’m forever grateful to him! I know he is resting in peace, I know he has his angel wings and is soaring high. I shall forever cherish my memories with this loving man. Kaylee, cherish all the great memories you have of your papaw and hold onto the hope that you will meet again in that land that has no pain and no parting. ❤️🤗❤️

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