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Betty J. Lybarger

July 22, 1938 — December 21, 2022

Betty J. Lybarger, age 84, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Betty Joan Turner was born on July 22, 1938, at Westphalia, Kansas. She was the first of two children born to Herbert and Treva M. (Strickler) Turner. Betty graduated from Colony High School with the class of 1955. Betty was united in marriage to Dale Lybarger on June 25, 1955, in Garnett, Kansas. This union was blessed with three children, Janice, Alan and David. In 1957 Dale and Betty moved to their first of three homes on Cleveland Avenue in Garnett, where Betty would spend the next 67 years. Betty was a homemaker in addition to keeping the books for Dale's Mobil Oil Consigned Agency. In 1980, they formed Lybarger Oil Inc, where Betty served as the Secretary/Treasurer until she retired in 2000. Betty made countless connections with community members from her involvement in her many civic and volunteer activities, among the most notable were with the Garnett Jaycees, Lions Club, Hospital Auxiliary, and the Senior Center. She was a devoted member of the Garnett First United Methodist Church, where she served many different roles, from Sunday School to the church board.

Betty's favorite role was being a mother and grandmother. She made sure to keep their family as her first priority. Birthdays, holidays and any other special occasion were celebrated with a tailored meal for the guest of honor. Potato soup on Christmas Eve, chicken and noodles and tacos, are some of the favorite family traditions that will live on along with family circle prayer before meals. Meals and desserts were typically accompanied by homemade ice cream that Betty made from the recipe she had memorized decades earlier. She especially enjoyed the times spent playing board/card games with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Dale Lybarger on October 10, 2008.

Betty is survived by her three children, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren, Janice Epp and husband, Charles, and their daughter, Amy Epp of Mission, Kansas; son, Alan Lybarger and wife, Paula of Overland Park, Kansas, and their children Jenny Miller and husband, Cole, and their children, Jolie and Jake, Jason Lybarger and wife, Tarrah, and son, Landon, and Jackie Lybarger; son, David Lybarger and wife, Myra, and their children, Katie Lybarger and Nick Lybarger of Garnett, Kansas; and one brother, Max Turner and wife, Beth Ann and their daughter, Christina Turner all of Iola, Kansas.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, December 29, 2022 at the Garnett First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Garnett Cemetery. Betty's family will greet friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday evening at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Garnett. Memorial contributions may be made to Anderson County Hospital Auxiliary or to the Garnett Senior Center and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com .

Betty's service will livestreamed via the church's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/garnettfumc
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Past Services

Visitation with Family Present

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Feuerborn Family Funeral Service - Garnett

219 South Oak Street, Garnett, KS 66032

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 29, 2022

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

First United Methodist Church - Garnett

205 South Oak Street, Garnett, KS 66032

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Livestream of Service

Thursday, December 29, 2022

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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