Charles Barnhouse
  • Mahaska Hospice
    Oskaloosa, IA 52577
  • St. James Episcopal Church
    Oskaloosa, IA 52577

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Ann, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You and your family are in our prayers.

Posted by: Barbara & Dean Bone - MO - friend   Feb 07, 2012

I have very fond memories of Chuck Barnhouse as my "once-a-year" neighbor for more than 20 years! We were "neighbors" because our exhibitor booths were adjacent each year at the annual Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic in Chicago in December.

Chuck and I would share a few "pleasantries" each year as we assembled our respective booths. I was an executive for Alfred Publishing Co. during that period. The "pleasantries" rarely varied from year to year. However, our friendship deepened with each

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Posted by: Danny Rocks - Los Angeles, CA   Feb 07, 2012

Ann, Lynn & Di,

I was so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing, but we all know he is in a better place now and resting peacefully.
Annie, I admire you so for the dedication and care you gave your Dad for the past few years, that is so admirable!
My most sincere sympathy to all of you!

Posted by: Lou (Krusemark) Albers - Van Horne, IA - friend   Feb 07, 2012

"Music does bring people together.
It allows us to experience the same emotions.
People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit.
No matter what language we speak, what color we are,
the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith,
music proves: We are the same."
~ John Denver ~

Rest in Peace Chuck.......

Posted by: Kathy Pleima - Oskaloosa, IA - CL Barnhouse Employee   Feb 06, 2012

Chuck's passing is a loss for the entire Oskaloosa community. He was truly a nice man, a strong leader and a friend to all. Lynn, Ann and the rest of the family, I share my sincere sympathies.

Posted by: Don Morrison    Feb 06, 2012

I will always remember Chuck when I go in Smokey Row. Chuck and Ann always seemed to be there when I was. Chuck always waved and chatted. Ann you were such a wonderful daughter. My thoughts are with the Barnhouse family.

Posted by: Kathy Larsen - Oskaloosa, IA - Friend of family   Feb 06, 2012

So sorry for your loss, Lynn, Ann and Diane...many memories of Chuck while I was at the bank. He always greeted everyone he met with a kind smile and a kind word...

Posted by: Sherry Willey - Oskaloosa, IA   Feb 06, 2012