Delbert L. Eberhart

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Funeral services for Delbert Lavern Eberhart, 85, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street in Lawrence. Burial will follow with full military honors at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Pleasant Grove, KS. He passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Medicalodges Eudora.

Delbert was born March 29, 1931 in Lawrence, KS the son of Everett L. and Leona D. (Dailey) Eberhart.

He served his country in the United States Air Force as a Staff Sgt. during the Korean War.

He was a school bus driver for Lawrence School District. He was always requested by the Lawrence High School Football team and FFA program to drive for them.

He enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He married Jean Murray March 18, 1976 in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his two daughters, Marsha and husband, Bill Almond, Overbrook, KS, Cheryl and husband, Bob Bowman, Topeka; three sons, Joe and wife, Martha Eberhart, Baldwin City, KS, Paul and wife, Lori Eberhart, Monck Corner, SC, Isaiah and wife, Angela Eberhart, Olathe, KS; many grandchildren; and great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Noah Eberhart; and Sis.

The family will greet friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday, February 6th at the mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorials may be made in his name to the American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post #14 and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

12 Condolences

  1. Jodi Dailey Ashley on February 2, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    So so sorry to hear this. Delbert and my dad, Bill Dailey were first cousins. Delbert always made me laugh.

  2. Michael Eberhart on February 3, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Uncle Delbert was a unique individual. Many of his stories from his Air Force days were legendary. Whether discussing meeting a distant long-lost cousin in Morroco who had defected from the German Wehrmacht and Rommel’s army in WW2, to run-ins with Castro’s troops stationed in Africa, to catching a ride in a US navy plane that lost 3 of 4 engines before landing…and other tales of adventure after retiring from the Air Force, Delbert always had some astounding stories to tell reflecting his interesting and sometimes audacious life. Me and my family will miss Delbert very much, but he lived a full life and is in a better place now. -Michael Eberhart

  3. Shanda on February 3, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Veteran, Husband, Dad, Friend many words to describe Delbert Eberhart. He worked hard, loved his family immensely, took care of his friends, and never left a fellow driver astray when he led them on a trip.

    Now that he is gone, his legacy will follow him and his family for many days/ years to come.

    His stories made you laugh until you thought you would either burst or cry. The chattering of his teeth grossed me out, but now I wish I could hear them one last time.

    Delbert, you meant alot to me and my family. As you walk into the sunset remember, that you were loved by all of us. Your passing broke our hearts, but in time our wounds will heal and the memories of you will give us comfort.

    Love you Jean. If you need anything, please don’t be afraid to yell.

  4. Howard and Elizabbeth Hemphill on February 4, 2017 at 7:36 am

    So sorry to hear this. We spent many wonderful times both as cousins as well as showing our Shorthorn cattle together.

  5. Hillary and Chris Johnson on February 4, 2017 at 9:44 am


    We are so sorry for your loss. Delbert was a father figure and a grandpa to many of us at the bus barn. I will never forget the day I was supposed to run afternoon route with him and I was 8 months pregnant with Calee. He said, “I don’t want her to go with me, because she might have that calf on the bus”. Well needless to say I didn’t go with him that day, but I have never forgot about that. He will be missed by many. Many prayers and thoughts for you and your family.

    Hillary and Chris Johnson.

  6. Shelly Maas on February 4, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    The best bus driver we ever had during football season. 1995-1998
    He was always making us laugh and had the greatest stories to tell us.
    He will be missed.
    So sorry for your loss!

  7. Dirk Wedd on February 5, 2017 at 8:53 am

    So very sorry for your lose . Delbert met a lot to Lawrence High football. Knowing that Delbert was driving our team to the game met we were going to get there on time and safe . After a win he always had a big smile for each player and this old coach . He love being part of Lawrence High Football Family and I loved our visits on those trips . I know he will not miss a game this fall . Dirk Wedd Head Football Coach Lawrence High

  8. George and Cheryl Hunsinger on February 5, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Jean, and Isaiah, We were saddened to learn of the passing of Delbert. He was a fun person to visit with, and be around. Gonna miss his smile and wit. God bless your family.

  9. Wilda Robbins on February 5, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Sorry to hear this, been there and know it’s hard but look at it as a blessing as I did. Love and prayers are with you and family at this time. A big hug to you Jean they always seem to help


  10. Sam and Kathy Bowman on February 6, 2017 at 10:00 am

    So sorry to hear about Delbert. We so enjoyed visiting with him whenever we could. Have missed our visits.

  11. Denise Harris on February 6, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Jean am so sorry for your loss…he was a great father….we always knew when it was time for ball games he would be there.. charlie and jim send their condolences….

  12. George & Darlene Withers on February 7, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Delbert will always be a part of our memories. We had so many fun times with him. We will always remember the time the staff went to the Ozarks and George and Delbert spent a fun time visiting the countryside while we were in staff meeting. The times he would pop out his teeth for his “best smile” or whatever you did don’t pull his finger. Delbert will be missed by many people. God bless your family in this time of sorrow.
    George and Darlene

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