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Raymond Eli Hiebert

July 21, 1930 ~ October 14, 2018 (age 88)

Raymond Eli Hiebert, 88, Sheldon, MO, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Freeman Health System West, Joplin, MO, following a lengthy illness. Raymond was born on July 21, 1930 in Hitchcock, OK to Henry James and Rachel (Nusz) Hiebert. He married Darline Potter on May 5, 1954 in Enid, OK and she survives of the home.

Raymond was raised in Hitchcock, OK and resided on the farm that was homesteaded by his family until it was sold in 1948. The family then purchased a farm in the Sheldon area of Barton County which he and Darline later purchased and continued to reside to this day. Raymond was drafted into the US Army in 1951 and served in Korea during the Korean War until he was discharged in 1953. Following the service he continued to serve in the Army Reserves for a number of years. He and Darline lived and worked in Oklahoma for a time where he drove a dairy truck before returning to the Sheldon area. Raymond worked as a postal carrier for 30 years in the Sheldon area retiring in 1992. Following retirement he continued to farm for a number of years. He was a long time member of the Assembly of God Church in Lamar.

In addition to his wife Darline, survivors include his three children, Steven Ray Hiebert, Sheldon, Mary Ann Blauvelt and her husband David, Sheldon, and David Eugene Hiebert, Nevada; three grandchildren, Aaron Blauvelt, Emily Kranz and James Blauvelt; great grandson , Jakoda Kranz; one brother, James Hiebert, Buckeye, AZ; numerous nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law Norval Potter, Nevada. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Daniel, two brothers and three sisters.

Graveside services, with military honors, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, MO with Pastor Robert Fox officiating. Friends may call now until 12:30 p.m. prior to the service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Those who wish may contribute in Raymond’s memory to the Sheldon Cemetery in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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