Kenyon “Ken” Lybarger, 68

Kenyon “Ken” Lybarger, 68, North Manchester, passed away Oct. 13, 2021 at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. Ken was born in Decatur on April 13, 1953, to Lindy L. and Norma L. (Hamrick) Lybarger.

After graduating from Manchester High School in 1971, he attended IPFW for a year before entering the workforce. Ken worked at Peabody Seating Company for thirteen years and BKB for three years before moving to the orthopedic industry, where he found his niche in quality control. He worked at various orthopedic companies in Warsaw, retiring in 2012.

On June 5, 1976, Ken married the love of his life, Diana Lee Poston, in the North Manchester United Methodist Church.

During their 45 years together, Ken and Diana shared many memorable times, but nothing was as special to them as their son. Although Ken worked many hours, he still found time for his family. In his free time, he enjoyed taking his family to the Indianapolis 500, Auburn Car Auction, camping trips with the Boy Scout, and many of the area festivals. Ken passed a few of his passions on to his son, Loren, such as his love for the Cincinnati Reds and classic cars. He also had a deep appreciation for astronomy, the outdoors, reading, photography, and collecting baseball cards.

The loving memory of Ken Lybarger will be forever cherished by his parents, Lindy and Norma Lybarger, North Manchester; wife, Diana Lybarger, North Manchester; son, Loren (Mary (Sonne)) Lybarger, Fort Wayne; brothers, Todd (Amy) Lybarger, North Manchester, and Mark (Kelly) Lybarger, Warsaw; sister, Cindy (Bill) Ogden, Auburn; grandchildren, Kenyon M. and Jennifer I. Lybarger; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. A memorial celebration of Ken’s life will begin at the conclusion of calling at 2:00 p.m. Pastor J.P. Freeman and Rev. Steve Bahrt will officiate. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester, Indiana.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Ken Lybarger, memorial contributions may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice, 7221 Engle Road, Suite 100, Fort Wayne, IN 46804 or Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 02481.

The family of Ken Lybarger has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.

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Posted on 2021 Oct 27