Raymond C. Kibler, Jr.

Born: Fri., Aug. 6, 1926
Died: Sat., Jan. 25, 2014


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 30, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Jan. 31, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mr. Raymond C. "Ray" Kibler Jr., age 87, of Robinson, Illinois, died Saturday January 25, 2014 at 9:30 PM at Heritage Health Care, (Cotillion Ridge Nursing) Robinson, Illinois, following several years of failing health.

Born August 6, 1926 in Robinson, Illinois, he was the son of Raymond C. and Elva (Cortelyou) Kibler.  On October 17, 1948 he married Bernice (Loving) and she survives.  

Mr. Kibler was a self-employed farmer for 35 years; was the Quality Control Manager at Case Pottery/Briggs Plumbingware for 43 of 45 years, working in the plant in the casting department for two years.

He served in the US Army Air Force during WW II from 1945 to 1946.  He was a  member and trustee of First United Methodist Church, Robinson, Illinois; Life Member and trustee B.P.O. Elks #1188 in Robinson; Life member Loyal Order of the Moose#1369; member of the Crawford County Farm Bureau; member of E.M. Coulter Post #69, American Legion, Robinson, Illinois and served as bugler for military funerals for almost 50 years.  He enjoyed all sports, hunting, fishing, bowling and summer softball in his younger years.  He loved all music, especially band music and played several years in the summer band concerts at the Robinson City Park.

Survivors include his wife Bernice L. Kibler, Robinson, Illinois; and a sister Mrs. Mary C. Truitt, Robinson, Illinois; sister-in-law, Virginia Lockenvitz, Valparaiso, IN; brother-in-law and spouse, Herman and Sybel Loving, Baker, Montana; nephew and spouse, Brian and Karol Loving, Portage, Indiana; nephew Lance Loving, Justice, Illinois; great nephew and spouse, Reggie and Jodi Truitt, Robinson, Illinois; great nephew and spouse, Willy and Jennifer Truitt, Indianapolis, Indiana; great niece, Taylea Truitt, Indianapolis, Indiana; great niece, Saoirse Loving, Sierra Vista, Arizona; great nephew and spouse, Nick and Jennifer Loving, Chesterton, Indiana; great niece and spouse, Amanda and Travis Dunlap, Chesterton, Indiana and several great great nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother-in-law, Daniel H. Truitt; brother-in-law, Ed Lockenvitz and nephew Alan Truitt.

Funeral service will be Friday January 31, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois, with visitation Thursday January 30, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois.  Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery, Hunt Township, Jasper County, Illinois.

Memorial donations may be made to B.P.O. Elks Crippled Children’s Foundation or to the Elks Christmas Basket Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Cathie Moore Bailey
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
Bernice, My sincere sympathies to you and your family. As you know, our father, John Moore, worked with Ray for many years. I also worked at the plant with Ray for a couple of years. I know his contributions to both work, town and family were greatly appreciated and his loss will be felt by many. May God be with you during your time of grief.

Valerie Brannon
   Posted Mon January 27, 2014
To the Family of:

Raymond C. Kibler Jr.

I'd like to extend sincere condolences to each of you.
Although not acquainted with the family, we share
the pain of losing a dear loved one to the enemy, death.

The Bible describes death, as an enemy at: 1Corinthians 15:26 it says: "And as the last enemy, death, will be brought to nothing."

Betty Jean & Charles Norman
   Posted Thu January 30, 2014
Bernice, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. We have great memories of our visits with you at class reunion time as well.

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