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Luther Nibarger, Sr.

November 18, 1957 — December 14, 2018

Luther Leroy Nibarger, Sr., 61, of Chillicothe, MO passed away December 14, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital on the Plaza in Kansas City, MO.

Luther was born November 18, 1957 in Chillicothe, the son of Luther Rachel Nibarger and Twyla Marie Hines Nibarger Gupton. He was a graduate of Chillicothe High School and had a Bachelor’s Degree in Atmospheric Science.

He was an over the road truck driver for several years before becoming disabled.

Luther enjoyed playing chess, going to the lake, motorcycles, playing games (mostly dice and cards), going to the movies and watching television.

He is survived by his mother, Twyla Gupton of Brookfield, MO; children Luther Nibarger, Jr. of Independence, MO, Kelly (Mike) Miller of Kingston, MO, Jennifer (Chris) Blaylock of Holden, MO, Carl Derrickson of Braymer, MO; Grandchildren, Lakota Nibarger-Zinna, Luther Nibarger III, Lacie Nibarger, Tylor Nibarger, Cody Haughton, Logan Haughton, Joseph Wheeler, Sarah Wheeler, Christopher Blaylock and Kyle Blaylock; brothers, Alfred (Vicky) Nibarger of Braymer, Jerry (Vanessa) Nibarger of Independence; sister, Sharon Curtis of Jamesport; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Luther was preceded in death by his father; uncles David Hines and Howard Hines; aunts, Ruth Johnson and Bonnie Hines,

Memorials in honor of Luther Nibarger may be made to Heritage Funeral Home to help the family with expenses, and left at the funeral home or sent to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington Chillicothe, Mo 64601. On line condolences may be left at

A visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Heritage Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2018 at Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe.

Burial will be at Brassfield Cemetery, Chillicothe.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

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Friday, December 21, 2018

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