Ronald R. Hibner

Ronald R. Hibner, age 79, of Warsaw, Missouri passed away Sunday, July 23, 2023 He was born on November 17, 1943 in Lawrence, Kansas to Clifton and Christine Hibner.  The 2nd child of a handful of 4 boys; David, Gary and Richard “Buck.”  In 1952, the family moved to Idaho where they grew up and caused commotion, as young men should.

In 1965, Ron was drafted into the United States Army and received leadership training.  Once deployed to Vietnam, he acquired his GED and Spec-4 with the military police.  He left Vietnam in 1967.  Ron attended De Anza College for Psychology.  The knowledge of which he loved using on his children!!!

He met Judith Creamer and they married and later divorced.  With this chapter in his life, he was blessed with a daughter, Shannon and gained three bonus children that Ron eventually adopted to become his, Scott, Tracey and Gary.  In 1976 he moved his family to Lawrence, Kansas.  In 1980, Ron married Ruby Maxwell.  With this marriage, he gained more bonus children, Robert, Tina, James “Bones” and Shane.  He raised each of the children as if they were his own.  He became dad to each and every one and he remains that way today.  Ron and Ruby eventually divorced, but because of their love for each other, they remarried in 2009.

Ron worked in Gaslight Village for many years.  He then went on to work for Jack Reed at Kaw Valley Homes for twelve years.  Ron went into business for himself and also worked for ARC, until he retired in 2014.  Ron and Ruby moved to Warsaw, Missouri for retirement.  It was there that he lost his beloved Ruby in 2019.

Ron was a very caring and loving individual.  Yet he had his stern side.  He had to as he had five  boys and three girls.  The Brady Bunch!  The boys kept him on his toes and he always chased the boys away from his daughters.  He raised each to be the best you can be and don’t take anything from anyone but don’t throw the first punch, just finish it.  His favorite lines that the kids pretty much laughed at were, “I am the biggest baddest bear in the woods and if you are feeling froggie…. Jump!” or, “I walked 15 miles to get a Coke and that was even in the winter time!”

Ron will be missed by his kids, family and friends.  Tracey Anderson ( Warren, “Peach”), Robert Maxwell, James Maxwell, Gary Hibner, Shane Maxwell and Shannon Greer (Paul), sixteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, two brothers; Gary and Buck Hibner and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, a brother, David Hibner, a daughter, Tina Fratiello and a grandson, Matthew Shackelford.

A celebration of life will be held at the VFW in Lawrence Kansas on Saturday, August 5, 2023 from Noon until 3 PM. The family asks casual/country western attire.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Kinese Foundation.