Peaceful 11

Kenyon "Ken" Lybarger

April 13, 1953 ~ October 13, 2021 (age 68)


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

Ken learned the value of hard work at a young age. He began working at Hiatt’s Grocery Store as a meat cutter during his freshman year of high school. 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 before retiring in 2012.

While working meant a lot to Ken, nothing compared to the love he had for his family. On June 5, 1976, Ken married the love of his life, Diana Lee Poston, in the North Manchester United Methodist Church. During their forty-five 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. He had a natural ability to strike up a conversation with anyone and talk about anything. 

Ken was a soft spoken, kind hearted, Christian man who was baptized into the United Methodist Church at an early age. In his later years, he attended the Congregational Christian Church in North Manchester. He was also a member of the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society.

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, October 30, 2021, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. 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, Indiana 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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October 30, 2021

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
McKee Mortuary

Memorial Service
October 30, 2021

2:00 PM
McKee Mortuary


Heart to Heart Hospice
7221 Engle Road, Suite 100, Fort Wayne IN 46804

Cure Alzheimer's Fund
34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills MA 02481
Tel: 1-781-237-3800

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