March 8, 1952 ~ December 15, 2020 (age 68)


Wayne Allan Burnsworth, 68, was called home to the Lord on December 15th, 2020 with a short bout of cancer. He was born on March 8, 1952 at Brownsville, Pennsylvania to Hubert and Hannah Burnsworth.


Wayne was in the United States Army and fought for our country.  He did 2 tours in Vietnam, Desert Storm and Desert Shield.  He also served as a Police Officer for Carrol County and Chief of Police.


His great passion and wish was to move to Montana and spend his days fishing and hunting, spending time with his horses and playing music. He was a great musician playing guitar, mandolin and singing.  He conducted open jam sessions for anyone wanting to play music at Libby Care Center and Assisted Living Center in Libby with his band For God and Country.  His band also played for Troy Senior Center and other multiple events and gatherings.


Wayne was the type to help anyone in need and great at collecting and making friends.  He stood his ground on Christian beliefs, included the Lord in everything he did. He is preceded in death by his parents Hubert and Hannah Burnsworth.


He is leaving behind his wife of 20 years, Verna M (Rothacher) Burnsworth; his children Shayne Russell of Libby, MT; Joy Haren of Canton, Ohio; Rebecca Koah of Canton, Ohio; and Wayne Burnsworth of Niles, Ohio;  step children Samantha Zellhart of Akron, Ohio; Josh Zellhart of Libby, MT;  Jeanna Gearling of Canton, Ohio; 20 Grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; sisters Nancy (Eugene) Keplinger of Scio, Ohio and Carol (James) Henry Tippecanoe, Ohio; and  many nephews & nieces. 


He is deeply loved and will be missed by all friends and family.


Services will take place in Ohio.  Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at



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