George R. Hapner

George R. Hapner, 72, was received into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, surrounded by the family he loved so dearly. 

He was born in Parsons on Jan. 3, 1949, to Henry and Margie Hapner. George was a lifetime resident of Parsons, graduating from Parsons High School in 1967. 

In his early years, George was a lumber inspector for Hardwood Products and had the gift to be one of the best of his trade in the country. George was known for his musical gifts and talents. He was a self-taught drummer who played in numerous bands.

George was an avid Royals, Chiefs and University of Kansas basketball fan, rarely missing a game on TV or radio. He also loved his walks in Forest Park, where he would share his love of Jesus by posting scriptures and leaving Bibles. 

In 1967, George married Barbara Ferguson, and together they had two children, David and Darmin. His main attribute was the love of his family and his mentorship. George’s memory will be cherished and kept alive by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many close friends and neighbors who supported him through the years. 

George is survived by his son, David and his wife, Janet, of Wichita; his daughter, Darmin Owings and her husband, Brian, of Maize; grandchildren, Mandi Ostein (Adam), Katrina Gough (Andrew), Elijah, Makenzie, Briley and Nate Owings; two great-grandchildren, Lucas and Levi Ostein; and his sister, Maggie Ryan of Pittsburg.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Henry Hapner; mother, Margie Jones; father, Henry Hapner; and stepfather, Virgil Jones.

David and Darmin would like to extend a special thank you to all the friends who supported our dad over the years.

A celebration of life service will take place in the near future.

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