PIERCEVILLE — Margaret Ruth Hibler, 85, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St Francis Campus in Wichita.
She was born Nov. 7, 1932, in Finney County to John Henry and Marvel Elizabeth (Long) Lightner.
She married V.L. “Tobe” Hibler on May 25, 1950, in Raton, New Mexico. He died on May 1, 1985.
She was a lifelong Finney County resident. She graduated from Garden City High School in 1950. She farmed with her husband while also being the Cowboy Secretary at Master Feeders. She later was a bus driver for USD 457 night watchman at Beefland until retiring in 2004.
She was a member of Plymell Union Church and was a 4-H Leader and a Finney County Extension Board member.
She is survived by her seven children, Betty Coatney of Pierceville, Danny Hibler of Montezuma, Rick Hibler of Montezuma, Sue Fuller of Billings, Montana, Gary Hibler of Seagoville, Texas, Shelly Lauppe of Amarillo, Texas, and Brad Hibler of Pierceville; 25 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 35 great-great-granchildren; and nine great-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and eight brothers and sisters.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Garden City. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Garnand Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Margaret Hibler Memorial Fund, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.
Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.