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VanBibber, Leslie Ray “Les”

VanBibber, Leslie Ray “Les”

November 17, 1946 — November 1, 2020

Leslie Ray "Les" VanBibber, 73, a lifelong Liberty resident, passed away November 1, 2020. He was born November 17, 1946, in Liberty, MO. He was the son of Edward Patrick VanBibber and Frances J. (Harris) Van Bibber Harbaugh. Les had three siblings, Carl Caylor, Roberta Gibbs and Edna Jackson.

Les served in the US Army in Vietnam, receiving a Bronze Star, and was a member of VFW Post 4043 and American Legion Post 95. His career with Clay County Government spanned more than 30 years, retiring as Superintendent of Buildings in 2001. On November 12, 2016, Les was honored by the City of Liberty with a declaration of a day in his honor. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church.

Les was preceded in death by his previous wife, Sondra (Atkins) VanBibber. He leaves his wife, Sharon (Baker) VanBibber; step children, Lorrie Crochet (Jon), Lisa Nelson (Steve), Wayne Brown (Julie), Lydia Smith (Gary), Dana Mehrens (Bobby) and Shannon Henry and Whitson Henry; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, November 11, at St. James Catholic Church, Liberty, MO. Burial with military honors in Glenridge Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warriors.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, November 11, at St. James Catholic Church, Liberty, MO. Burial with military honors in Glenridge Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warriors.

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I had the pleasure of working with Les for many years at Clay County. He was one of the “best”. Sending healing love and prayers to his family & all of his friends who loved him as I did. RIP Les, you were truly one of a kind.

Donna Silva

I was very familiar with Les, I worked at the county for 10 yrs and had many interactions with him. A good person, hard worker and compassionate person. Rest in Peace Les.... Don Walkup liberty mo

Don Walkup

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