In memory of
Donald Gene (Don) Twibell
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In memory of
Donald Gene (Don) Twibell
Donald Gene (Don) Twibell, 79 Hartford City - Donald Gene "Don" Twibell, 79, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home. He was born in Hartford City on March 30, 1937 to Henry Dewey Twibell and Opal Marie (Reasoner) Twibell. Both parents are deceased. Don graduated from Hartford City High School in 1955. In 1955, he was awarded the Legion Award for Basketball at Hartford City High School. He also attended Hanover College. He married Patsy Lee (Gothrup) on October 8, 1955 in Hartford City. Don retired from Gen Corp. (formerly General Tire) in Marion in 1994 after thirty-eight years of service. He was a member of Elks Lodge #625 and AARP. He coached youth sports throughout the years including Little League and Jr. High Basketball. Don played basketball until he was 55 years old. Don will be sadly missed by his wife, Patsy Lee Twibell of Hartford City; sons, Richard A. "Rick" (wife, Julie) Twibell of Hartford City and John A. (wife, Delena) Twibell of Hartford City, IN; daughter, Dona M. (husband, Dr. Craig A. O.D.) Ford of Hartford City; grandchildren, Dana (husband, Gabe) Twibell-Pethtel of Sunnyvale, CA, Derek (wife, Monica) Twibell of Fishers, Devan Twibell of Indianapolis, Deanne Twibell of Fort Wayne, Kyle (wife, Christine Linson) Ford of Lafayette, Wesley (wife, Jessica) Ford of Indianapolis, Austin Ford of Muncie, Cassandra "Cassie" (husband, Clint) Twibell Frank of Greenwood,and Chase Twibell of Hartford City; great-grandchildren, Logan Pethtel U.S.A.F. Academy of Colorado Springs, Caleb Pethtel of Sunnyvale, CA, Emma Pethtel of Sunnyvale, CA, Hudson Pethtel of Sunnyvale, CA, Reagan Twibell of Fishers, Kaley Twibell of Fishers, Claire Ford of Lafayette and Quinn Ford of Lafayette; brothers, Glen Twibell of Muncie, Earl Twibell of Hartford City; sister-in-laws, Margie Twibell of Hartford City and Helen Twibell of Hartford City; several nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Lewis "Bill" Twibell, Max Twibell, Jim Twibell; sisters, Josephine Lloyd and Joann Dick. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Keplinger Funeral Home, 509 N. High St., Hartford City, with Pastor Kevin Lex officiating. Burial will follow at Hartford City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2016 and from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Keplinger Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Calvary Pentecostal Church, 901 N. Richmond Street, Hartford City, IN 47348 or Blackford Bruin Boosters. Online condolences may be made to
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