John Henry Ingalsbe, 88, West Plains, Missouri, passed away June 1, 2015 at Brooke Haven Nursing Home, West Plains.
John was born near West Plains, Missouri on May 28, 1927, the son of Harry and Ella (Rasmussen) Ingalsbe. He grew up just south of West Plains and spent his retirement years on his farm near Tecumseh, Missouri. John was a hardworking man that retired from Armco Steel in the Kansas City area in the 1970s. From there, he moved to Ozark County, where he ran cattle for many years and was a successful farmer. Most people will remember John for his lively character and his amazing gardening skills. He loved to grow produce and share it with everyone. He got a lot of satisfaction from trying to grow the biggest and best of everything. He loved to laugh and tell stories. He was greatly loved by his family and will be missed dearly.
“Papa John” is survived by his two children, Betty Rader (Mike) and Robert “Bear” Ingalsbe (Marcia), all of Caulfield; three grandchildren, Reuben Ingalsbe (Amy), Sarah Holder, and John Rader (Bobbie); five great-grandkids, Robbie, Joey, Krysta, Bethany, and Brady; and his siblings, James Ingalsbe, Helen Powell, and Howard Ingalsbe, as well as numerous other family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Richard and Ed Ingalsbe, and his sister, Harriett Sobin.
A casual memorial potluck dinner will be held at the Tecumseh Fire Station at noon on Saturday, June 6th. All family and friends are invited.
Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.