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Howard Byron Barbur

August 11, 1935 ~ August 11, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Howard Barbur Obituary

Howard Byron Barbur died on August 11, 2023, in Wichita, Kansas on his 88th birthday.

Howard was born on August 11, 1935, in Geneva, Nebraska to George Howard Barbur and Sylvia Alice (Weber) Barbur. He had one brother, John Edward Barbur. Howard graduated high school in Friend, NE, and then attended college at Kansas State University, graduating with a degree in Business Administration. Howard worked for several years in the Kansas City area before moving to Rose Hill, KS. He moved to Abilene, KS, in 1993 and then to Wichita, KS, in 2021.


Howard enjoyed fishing, reading, and watching sports. He was very kind-hearted toward people and animals. He had a great sense of humor and could be quite the prankster at times. Howard’s family was always very important to him, and he had wonderful memories of growing up in Friend, NE.

He is survived by his brother John (Debra), nieces Megan Wichert Barbur (Eric), Christa Hardesty (Nathan) and Laura Barbur, several cousins, a great-nephew, and great-nieces.

The Funeral Service will be held Saturday September 2, 2023, at the Lauber Funeral Home in Friend.

Memorial donations may be made in Howard’s honor to the Friend Historical Society for the Warren Opera House or the Central Kansas Mental Health Foundation.

There will be no visitation prior to the Funeral Service.

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Funeral Service
September 2, 2023

1:00 PM
Lauber Funeral Home
814 Maple Street
Friend, NE 68359

September 2, 2023

2:15 PM
Exeter Cemetery
North River Avenue
Exeter, NE 68351


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