A Celebration of Life service for G. June Neibarger, 69, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS. Private inurnment will be held at Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie, KS at a later date.
June died Sunday, December 5, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, following a lengthy illness. The body was cremated.
She was born August 4, 1941, in Platteville, Colo. She was one of eight children born to Frederick and Charlotte Miller Lesser. She grew up in the Greeley and Ft. Morgan, Colo. area and attended Fort Morgan High School. She moved to Kansas in 1964.
She married Jere J. Neibarger on Jan. 9, 1965, at the Congregational Church in Tonganoxie. They would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary in 2011.
June worked with her husband in several small businesses in Tonganoxie, DeSoto, and Overbrook. She worked for 17 years at Lawrence Memorial Hospital as an EKG Technician before her retirement in 2006.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, one brother, and one half-brother.
She is survived by her husband, of the home; two daughters, Katrina Rodriguez, husband Jose, and son Marcus of Greenwood, IN; Anna White, husband John, daughter Amanda and son Ethan, of Lawrence; one son, Derek, wife Christine, son Forrest, and daughter Ashley of Lawrence; two sisters, Bertha Weber and Helen Premer, and one brother Larry Lesser, all of Greeley, CO.; one half-brother, Fred Miller of Loveland, CO; and numerous nieces and nephews.
June was a loving and caring person who will be missed by her family and friends. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of The Oncology Center at LMH and everyone at LMH who cared for her during her final days.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials to the Aplastic Anemia-MDS Foundation, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.