ALTAMONT — George J. Kibler, 61, a longtime Altamont resident, passed awaythe afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, at Woodridge Estates in Parsons.
George John Kibler was born on Dec. 24, 1959, to Clifford Dale and Archalyn Irene (Jenkins) Kibler in Lamar, Missouri. As a young boy he moved with his family to Altamont, where he grew up and attended school. In 1978, George graduated from Labette County High School.
After high school, George attended Labette Community College for a time. He then began a management career in the fast-food restaurant industry, managing McDonald’s and Hardee’s restaurants throughout Kansas.
He was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Altamont. George enjoyed being involved in the Altamont community and helping others. For over 25 years, George served on the Flag Day committee. He also served as president of the Altamont Recreation Commission and the Senior Citizens Center. In 1998, George started Gift of Love Christmas baskets for Altamont families and had also been active in the New Life Clothing store over the years. He enjoyed flower gardening, bowling and playing bingo.
Survivors include a sister, Cathy Kibler (Clarence White) of rural Altamont; a sister-in-law, Jean Magers of Peculiar, Missouri; a great-niece, Samantha McClelland; and a great-nephew, Kameron White
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Chris Magers.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Altamont. Friends may stop by the church to sign the register and view Mr. Kibler from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date at Lake Cemetery in Lamar, Missouri. The funeral can be viewed live on the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home Facebook page. For all events, social distancing guidelines will be followed, including the requirement of face masks.
Memorials are suggested to Gift of Love Christmas Basket Fund and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.