PRATT — Martin “Marty” Duane Tibbetts, 86, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Pratt Health and Rehab. He was born January 21, 1933 in Blaine, son of Francis Nathaniel and Eunice (Adams) Tibbetts. On August 23, 1953, he married Ann (Kersey)Tibbetts. She survives.
Martin attended Kansas State University where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and was on the K-State track team. He was a past member of BPOE Elks Lodge No. 1451 in Pratt. He worked as an Automotive Salesman. He loved to golf, animals and his grandchildren. He never knew a stranger and was always a jokester.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Ann, are four sons, Jed Tibbetts of Pratt, Chris (Coeta) Tibbetts of Kansas City, Missouri, Mike (Marie) Tibbetts of Pratt and Steven (Jennifer) Tibbetts of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; two sisters, Pam Tineo of Fort Worth, Texas and Marilyn Shortt of Manhattan; nine grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Eunice Tibbetts; brother, Richard Tibbetts; and sisters, Doris Ferrel and Shirley Stockman.
Cremation has taken place. Friends may sign the book Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Larrison Mortuary with John Hamm presiding.
Memorials may be made to Pratt Area Humane Society in care of Larrison Mortuary. Online condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com.