OBITUARY: J. Courtney Hiebert

J. Courtney Hiebert, 85, passed away early August 2019.

He was born April 28, 1934, in Hillsboro, Kansas to Ron F. and Matilda (Schmidt) Hiebert. He married Beverly Miller on June 6, 1958 in Newton and she survives of the home.

Their union was blessed with four children: Quinton, Marva, Lori and Jay.

He was very committed to his faith growing up in First Mennonite Church in Newton. Later Newton Church of the Brethren and then Golden Plains Free Methodist Church.

He served in the National Guard for 10 years which helped him pay for his college education.

Courtney’s passion as wood working and he was an active member of the Southwest Tool Club. He worked with a variety of lumber but if you wanted the best it has to be walnut. It seemed he has a endless supply of walnut stuck in every nook and cranny of his workshop, basement, garage and even attic.

Courtney and Beverly also loved to travel, visiting all 50 states and 24 countries.

Courtney is survived by his wife of 61 years Beverly, son Quinton and his wife Sammy Hiebert of Bridge Creek, Oklahoma; Daughter Marva Hiebert of Newton, Kansas; Daughter Lori and her husband Fred Seron of McPherson, Kansas; son Jay and his wife Mary Hiebert of Fayetteville, AR; sister Nancy and her husband Melvin Pauls of Newton, Kansas; He is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Blake Hiebert, Katy Hiebert and her husband Richard Surber, Joseph Hiebert, Liam Seron and Mary Elizabeth Hiebert.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Golden Plains Free Methodist Church in rural Newton with Pastor Jeanne Bergren presiding.

Visitation will be From 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery Newton

Memorials are suggested to Golden Plains Free Methodist Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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