Funeral services for Ronald L. “Ronnie” Tebo, 74, Lawrence will be held at 11 am Saturday, February 23, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Hill City Cemetery in Hill City, KS, where he will receive a military graveside service. He died Monday, February 18, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born on October 30, 1938 in Ransom, KS the son of John William and Alta Lorene (Depew) Tebo.
He has lived in Lawrence since 1979 after moving here from Norton, KS.
Ronnie served his country in the U.S. Army.
He was an implement dealer and owned Tebo Implement Inc., in Norton, KS. He sold the business, moved to Lawrence, and became a real estate developer until he retired.
He was a member of American Legion in Topeka, KS. He was an avid KU football and basketball supporter.
Ronnie married Joy Fabricius on August 16, 1958 in Hill City, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Deanna Phillips, and husband, Terrence, Dana Tebo, all of Lawrence; one granddaughter, Madelyn Phillips; and two brothers, Stephen Tebo, Boulder, CO and Kent Tebo, Bennington, KS. He was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Sunley; and one brother, David Tebo.
The family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Oncology Department at Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
Joy–I am so sorry to hear about Ronnie. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!
Love you grandpa
Wanted you to read Ronnie’s obituary. Hope to see you Sunday! Love, Joy
Joy and Family–
I am really sorry for your loss. May your many happy memories help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joy, Dee and Dana, thinking of you, and all the fun we had in Norton with your family…know that you are loved and are in our prayers.
Dana, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Hope all the memories will make the heartache a little less during the days ahead. I have a lot of childhood memories of your family when you lived on West Street in Norton back in our childhood years. Lean on each other in the days to come. Jenda “Hardiek” Jones (Norton Classmate)
Joy Lynn, My heart goes out to you and your family. Know that I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Carol
Sending you strength and support during this tough time. Uncle Ronnie was a great man and I will always remember him as the Patriarch of the Tebo family. He will be missed.
Joy and family – Losing a long time friend like Ronnie is a sad time for me. I will always save the good memories of us being neighbors and watching our children grow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joy, we are holding you and all your family in our thoughts and prayers. Sending love, Louise & Roger
Dee and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know you will miss him. He gave you a lot of fond memories to hold close. Your in my thoughts and prayers..
Dana: I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. Your family & you are in our thoughts and prayer.
– Tim & Carmen Meyers
Elna told me that your dad passed away. So sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dana, I know by the way you talk about your dad, and by the way he sent you beautiful flowers at work, that he was extra special. I am sorry for your loss and will be thinking about you!
Dear Joy and Girls, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Warm regards ruth
A special person always leaves a footprint in your heart. And nothing, not even death, can take those special memories away. May you find comfort and strength in the memories that have bloomed in your heart. May the warmth of family and friends never diminish. May the resurrection promise give you peace. John 11:11; John 5:28; Galatians 1:3. My deepest condolences.
U will allways be in my heart, I love u so much.. I wish that u did not die, but I guess it was your time to go.. I love u papa..????????????????????????
Joy, Dee and Dana – I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Dana and I were friends in elementary school and I still remember your dad from way back then. My mom lives in Lawrence and told me of your dad’s passing. You are all in my prayers.
Much Love, Jessica
With best wishes from:
Patricia Lewis McGuire
Dee, Terry and Madelyn- I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our prayers. Love, The Phalen Family
Joy, Dee, and Dana, I am so sorry for your loss. We all have many fun memories! Keep smiling, he wouldnot want it any other way. Much Love!
Joy, We are so sorry to hear about Ronnie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mike & Paula
Sending our sympathy to you Joy, and family.
Connie & Hugo,
So sorry about your loss. Uncle Ronnie will be greatly missed! Sending love, prayers, and healing hands. Let God lift you up and strengthen you during this time of sorrow.
Love you all!
hey grandpa i miss u papa wish u were here
Joy and girls. Sorry to hear about Ronnie. Lots of early memories flooded my mind of when we were all younger. Wish we were closer in distance. Joan and I send our love to you and to all the family.
To Stephen and the whole Tebo Family.
I am sorry for your loss of Ronnie. Hopefully in our lifetime we can find the cure for cancer.