Douglas William Eibert
Douglas William Eibert, 92, died on Nov. 7, 2020, at his home in Dighton.
H e was born on Sept. 17, 1928, in Ness City to Francis Blair and Jennie (Pettyjohn) Eibert.
He married Donna Dee Matthies on Nov. 6, 1949, in Scott City.
Doug graduated from Ness City High School where he was an outstanding athlete. He participated in all sports and held the school pole vault record from 1945-83.
He attended Kansas State University where he was a member of the football and basketball teams. He was later invited to the Chicago Cubs training camp for a tryout.
He worked on his family farm in Ness City, then moved to Dighton where he worked for Farmers Oil before beginning a 32-year career with Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Company as a service technician.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, Dighton, where he served many years as a deacon.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Donna Eibert; son, D. Doug Eibert, Dighton; a daughter, Deanne Graham, Garden City; three grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, F. Blair Eibert, Jr.
Funeral service was held Nov. 11 at the First Christian Church, Dighton, with Pastor Alana Chapman officiating.
Burial was at the Dighton Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Children’s Mercy Hospital in care of Boomhower Funeral Home, Box 891, Dighton, Ks. 67839
Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com