1170 Shawnee Road - Lima - 419-228-5474 | 828 Bellefontaine Avenue - Lima - 419-228-5474 | 239 S. Main Street - Bluffton - 419-358-2051

Obituaries » William H. McKibben

Check your settings when you are happy with your print preview press the print icon below.

Show Obituaries Show Guestbook Show Photos QR Code Print

William H. McKibben

February 15, 1926 - July 25, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date August 4, 2018

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton. Pastor Jeremy Mann officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Obituary Viewed 4232 times

Share your Memorial with Family & Friends

Bluffton
William H. McKibben, 92, passed away July 25, 2018 at Bluffton Hospital. Bill was born February 15, 1926 in Continental, Ohio to the late Wilbert and Zella (Prowant) McKibben. On June 26, 1948, he married Faye Buckmaster McKibben and she survives.
Bill graduated from Continental High School and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He had previously co-owned and operated M & R Plumbing and Heating in Bluffton with his brother-in-law, Harold Rau. He also had worked as a plumbing inspector for Allen County. Bill was a member of the Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Bluffton, American Legion Post #382, Bluffton and past member of the Bluffton Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed attending family events and wood working.
Survivors include his wife, Faye McKibben of Bluffton; a daughter, Deb Downey of Weston, Ohio; two sons, Bill (Paula) McKibben of Jenera, Terry (Katie) McKibben of Bowling Green, Ohio, nine grandchildren, Shaun Downey, Travis (Karen) Downey, Drew (Jillian) Downey, Ethan (Kati) Downey, Rebecca Schwarz, Kurt (Kara) McKibben, Erin (Dustin) Moore, Ryan McKibben, Colin (Samantha Hirsch) McKibben, fifteen great grandchildren, Lukas, Madeline, Logan, Tucker, Cooper and Barrett Downey, Briton (Jayme) Long, Alysa and David Long, Kyle Kurtz, Kassandra, Karson and Karter McKibben, Blaize and Brooks Schwarz; four great-great grandchildren, Jaelyn, Jaxston, Eli and Diego; two brothers, Veron (Charlene) McKibben of Warren, Michigan, Richard (Sue) McKibben of Clarkston, Michigan; and two sisters, Vada Jean Pierce of Pioneer, Ohio and Ghnelda (Charles) McDougle of Rawson.
Bill was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Timothy Downey; two grandsons, Nathan Downey and Aaron Schwarz; three brothers, Glenn McKibben, Ken McKibben and Gaylon McKibben; and a sister, Mary Alice Marriott.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton. Pastor Jeremy Mann officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel United Church of Christ or to the Flag City Honor Flight, P.O. Box 885, Findlay, Ohio 45840.

 

.menu_main_wrap .inline img {display:none;}

Light A Candle

Light A Candle for a loved one, leave your name and choose an image.

Choose a Candle or special image.