Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home

4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR


Michael Ray Kibler

November 4, 1949October 12, 2019

Michael Ray Kibler, 69, of Kibler, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at his home. He was born November 4, 1949 in Fort Smith. He was a farmer, and a retired bus driver for the Van Buren School District for 10 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Kibler; and a brother, Rick Kibler.

He is survived by a daughter, Kelsey Rogers and husband Chris of Fort Smith; a son, Michael Brook Kibler and wife Kelly of Howell, MI; his mother, Mildred Kibler of Kibler; a sister, Janice Kibler of Kibler; a brother, Bill Kibler and wife Sharon of Fort Smith; a sister-in-law, Susan Kibler of Kibler; three grandchildren, Ethan Kibler, and Mac and Hattie Rogers; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 18, 2019 at Kibler United Methodist Church with interment to follow at Gill Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.

Pallbearers will be Brook Kibler, Ethan Kibler, Christopher Kibler, Cory Kibler, Chris Rogers, and Chaney Brewer.

The family will visit with friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.


  • Visitation Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 18, 2019


Michael Ray Kibler

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Jill Tharaldson

October 15, 2019

Michael Kibler was a kind and gentle soul. He was a warm and loving father but above that he was the most awesome and super fantastic grandpa!! The love he bestowed upon his grandchildren was a beautiful love that those kids will cherish forever and ever!! You will be missed Michael but I truly believe that God has taken you in and has ridden you of all your pain and you will live on in every ones heart that you touched! God Bless and may you Rest In Peace!!

Mike & Sharon Daniels

October 15, 2019

Our love and sympathy to the entire family. Mike was one year ahead of me (Sharon) in school. So sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace.

Mary Beth Keller

October 15, 2019

I am so sorry that Mike has passed away. My heart breaks for you. But I know that God and his angels are standing close by you . They will wrap.their arms around you and walk with you during this time of grief and mourning. He will comfort you like no one else can. Love, Mary Beth

Cindy Crabtree McCabe

October 14, 2019

So sorry for your loss! Mike was always very nice and kind! God bless your family Mrs. Mildred Kibler.

John Keller Jr

October 14, 2019

Sorry for your loss 💔.
He will be missed.