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9/14/2019 10:22:00 AM
Verlin Albert Hibbs
February 28, 1939 - September 11, 2019
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Verlin Albert Hibbs, 80, of Springfield, died on September 11, 2019, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Verlin was born on February 28, 1939, in Bloomington, Ill., the son of Albert and Ruth Arahood Hibbs. He married JoAnn Patrick Manion on December 21, 1985, in Springfield, Ill.

Verlin proudly served in the United States Army. He graduated from Gridley High School. Verlin worked as a meat cutter for 50 years and 34 of those years were with Kent’s IGA in Petersburg. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #4 and Ansar Shrine, Past Potentate 2002. Verlin was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Bears, and Fighting Illini. He enjoyed working in the yard and cooking on the grill. Verlin was a devoted husband and father who loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. He was a generous man who always had a big smile and was there to help someone.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Shirley Tipsord; daughter, Cathy Hibbs; and son-in-law Lanny Barker.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Hibbs of Springfield; one son, Douglas (Taffy Robbins) Hibbs of Springfield; two daughters, Lisa (Stuart) Funderburg, of Springfield, and Lori Barker of Taylorville; seven grandchildren; Katie Funderburg (Fiancé James Coleman), Maddie Funderburg, Sam Funderburg, Healy Funderburg, Jake Barker, Riley Barker, and Skye Robbins; one sister, Thelma Wesle of Gridley; one brother, Wendell Hibbs of Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Ceremony: 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Butler Funeral Home-Springfield, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield, with Celebrant Judy Woerner officiating. The Memorial Ceremony will begin with a Masonic Service.

Celebration of Life: Family will receive friends following the Memorial Ceremony until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Butler Funeral Home-Springfield.

A private graveside ceremony will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery at a later date. Please visit to offer your condolences.

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