Elizabeth Ann Barnhart, died July 2, 2023. A funeral service will be held 12 PM Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 711 Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48502 with Rev. Fr. Thomas Manney officiating. Visitation will be held 11 AM - 12 PM Wednesday at the church. Interment will follow at Evergeen Cemetery in Grand Blanc. Elizabeth was born on October 25, 1934, to Harold and Margaret Ruth (Barton) Barnhart. The family lived on Hamilton Avenue in Flint, in the house that Elizabeth would call home for the next 80 years of her life. Elizabeth’s father was a successful designer at Hudson Motor Car Co. and Buick. Years before Elizabeth’s birth, as America prepared to enter WWI, her father traveled with the ‘Bolling Mission’ to Europe on behalf of the United States military, to learn about aircraft design and manufacturing. Elizabeth attended Flint Central High School where she was active on student council, yearbook staff, civic clubs, and the school’s A cappella Choir. Her love of music and singing continued throughout her adult life, and along with her brother Robert, she was a faithful member of a member of the choir of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for over 40 years. Elizabeth graduated from high school in 1953 and went on to attend the University of Michigan where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 1958. Upon graduation, Elizabeth returned to her home in Flint to commence her career as an educator with her first professional position as a teacher at Beecher High School. Elizabeth was a faithful and active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Flint, where she was baptized in 1949 and confirmed in 1950. In addition to her membership in the church choir, Elizabeth served the church in other ministries as well. These included her work as a Sunday School teacher, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and Eucharistic Visitor. She was also a member of the church’s Altar Guild, Daughters of the King-Rose of Sharon Chapter. Elizabeth’s is preceded in death by her father, Harold Kenneth Barnhart, who died in 1966; and her mother, Margaret Ruth (Barton) Barnhart, who died one year later in 1967. Elizabeth’s only sibling, Robert, passed away in 2010. Arrangements by Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek, MI 48473. Tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.