John L. Hybsha, 77, of Newton, died April 16, 2009, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita.
Born Sept. 28, 1931, in Barber County, he was the son of John and Mary Ellen (Axtell) Hybsha.
He was a retired firefighter and pilot.
On Dec. 26, 1985, he married Wilma Suffield in Marion. She survives of the home.
Three sisters, Helen Walker, Dorothy Branson, and Maureen Lefurgy preceded him in death.
Other survivors include a son, Leslie Hybsha of Newton; three stepsons, Kyle Schirer, Brian Schirer, and Kent Schirer, all of Newton; two daughters, Lois Harris of Newton and Mary Marquez of Casper, Wyo.; a stepdaughter, Brenda Jennings of Wichita; a brother, Al Hybsha of Medicine Lodge; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday afternoon at Goessel Mennonite Church, Goessel, with Pastor Mike Hiebert officiating.
Burial was at Claney Cemetery, rural Marion.
A memorial fund has been established with the church and may be sent in care of Miller Funeral Home, Goessel.