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John E. Neibarger

June 27, 1923 August 12, 2019
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John Eugene Neibarger, son of Tresa Marie (Hukill) and Walter C. Neibarger, died August 12, 2019. 

John was born on June 27, 1923, at Green City, MO.  His family moved to Tonganoxie, KS, in 1925, when his parents purchased the newspaper, The Tonganoxie Mirror.   

John was baptized in the Congregational Church in Tonganoxie, and attended school there, plus one year at Valley Falls, KS, where his Aunt Edna lived and taught.   John entered the service in 1942.  He was assigned to the 90th Infantry Division, 358th Army Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion Headquarters Cannon Company.  John trained in the States, and went overseas for the invasion.  On June 6th, 1944, at 6:18 AM he was with the third wave of troops that landed on Utah Beach.  On June 12th, after several wounds, he was seriously wounded and lay on the ground near the town of St. Mere Eglise.  The medics were amazed that he was alive and he was shipped to England for hospitalization.  From there he went to the States for more hospital treatment in New York, Nebraska, and finally Denver, Colorado, where his parents were able to see him.  He helped returning solders in San Antonio, and later Arkansas.  Among other medals he received two Bronze Stars, and four Purple Hearts.  Following his discharge from the military John went back to school, graduating from the Kansas University Business School and eventually took over the operations of The Tonganoxie Mirror from his father.  He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel in the National Guard of the State of Kansas on March 24, 1961, by Governor John Anderson. 

John became a member of the Stanwood Friends Church, McLouth, KS, and married Judith Reed Fatherley there on May 20, 1984.  Their family is Douglas (Jodi) Fatherley, Charles (Jennifer) Fatherley, Carol (C.J Calvin) McDaniel, and Robert Fatherley (Susan). Eight step-grandchildren, Rachelle, Dustin, Lindsey, Shelby, Samuel, and Layne Fatherley, Dylan and Courtney Jacobs, plus Clayton, Justin, Mandi, Brandi, Jared, Josie, Jenson, and Great Grands, Trey, Alexis, Landen, Camden, Fenwick and Chloe in September. 

John’s daughter Lynne Brewer, and Grandson, Michael Rapp survive, including Great Grands Grayson, Isabelle, and Brady Rapp.   

He was preceded in death by two sons, Dane and Kurt Neibarger; two brothers, Jack and Jere Neibarger; two sisters, Jo-Ann Goodman, and Janice Dirks and his first wife, Ruth Williams.

John was a member of the VFW and Kiwanis in Tonganoxie, KS, as well as the Historical Society.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Lawrence, KS.  He was a member of the Henry County Missouri Historical Society and C.A.R.E.

John joined the Stanwood Friends Church in the 1970’s.  He shared his quiet faith and confidence with all.  He attended the Faith Assembly Church, Destin, Fl. And The First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, MO, among others.   

A Final Salute was given to John at the Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg, Mo.   

The family will receive visitors at 2:00 PM on August 17, 2019, a Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 PM at Consalus Funeral Home. 

Inurnment will be held at a later date. 

Memorial contributions may be made to C.A.R.E. or Crossroads Hospice and may be left in care of Consalus Funeral Home, 209 S. 2nd St., Clinton, MO 64735.

Condolences may be left online at www.ConsalusFuneralHome.com.


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2:00 PM 8/17/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 8/17/2019 3:00:00 PM
Consalus Funeral Home

209 S. Second
Clinton, MO 64735

Consalus Funeral Home
209 S. Second Clinton 64735 MO
United States

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Consalus Funeral Home

209 S. Second
Clinton, MO 64735

Consalus Funeral Home
209 S. Second Clinton 64735 MO
United States
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