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Interment following funeral service

Thursday July 11th, 2019

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Thursday July 11th, 2019

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Rodney William Barber

Rod Barber, 60

Rodney William Barber departed this life on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at his son, Robert’s home in Valley Center, Kansas.   He was the son of William A. and Janice M. (Johnson) Barber. He was born April 16, 1959, at Americus.   The family consisted of one sister, Ginger, four brothers, Ricky, Bill, Kory, and Rusty.

Rod graduated from Herington High School with the class of 1977.  Following high school he went to Vocational Technology School in Concordia.  He finished his program and returned to Herington to paint cars at the Crazy Cleve’s Game Train.  Following the game cars job, he decided to go into business for himself opening Rod’s Body Shop & Auto Glass.  He liked working on machines and making them run and always kept busy with body restoration. Whenever it was possible to get away, he would go fishing.

Rod married Doris Kay Burkhead on June 1, 1990, at the Church of the Nazarene in Herington.  They were the parents of Robert and Ryan.  On April 6, 2001, Doris was in a fatal car accident.  Rod became the sole provider for their two sons, Robert, age ten, and Ryan, age six.  His mother, Janice, died on December 16, 2007, and his father, Bill, died less than two years later on November 5, 2009.  His brother, Ricky, preceded in death on January 28, 2013. 

Survivors are his two sons, Robert and fiancé Kassie of Valley Center, Ryan Barber of Ness City; a sister, Ginger Vaughn of Americus; three brothers, Bill Barber and Rusty Barber of Herington, and Kory Barber of Hesston, Kansas. 

Memorials have been designated to the American Cancer Society; and may be sent in care of Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home-Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS, 67449-3038.

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A candle was lit in memory of Rodney Barber

Gail and Carol Burns and families Jul 15 2019 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and sympathies to Rod's boys. We thought your dad was such a good man. We enjoyed doing business with him. We know he was a good man, because he raised good sons. God's Peace to you all.
Tom and Lynley Remy

Lynley Remuy Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family Rod was one of the best body man around he will be missed.

Kenny walters Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. You have our deepest sympathy for your loss. Lisa Fields and Linda Dome.

Lisa Fields Jul 11 2019 12:00 AM

Rod was always such a nice person. Condolences to the family, so sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace Rodney.

Cindy Bird Jul 10 2019 12:00 AM

Ginger and family. I was so saddened to read about Rod. He was always good to me and a great body man. I was very fond of Rod. God bless you in this time of sorrow.

Gary Beavers Jul 9 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rodney Barber

Vince Cindy Todd and Clint Biehler Jul 9 2019 12:00 AM

To the Barbers
God rest Rod now in God's perpetual light and may he be comforted now as he comforts those who are still here with his family.
God bless you and yours.

Lisa Lancaster Lawton Jul 9 2019 12:00 AM

To the Barber Family
Our thoughts and prayers and sympathy are with you all at this time of sorrow.
Patrick, Pam, Seth and Ramsey

Pam Thompson Jul 8 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rodney Barber

Debbi Pape Jul 8 2019 12:00 AM

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