Lynn Vernon (“Vern”) Krehbiel


Lynn Vernon (“Vern”) Krehbiel died October 5, 2020 at Advent Health Hospital in Shawnee Mission, KS. He was born March 13, 1946 to Vernon E. and M. Lucile (Hornbaker) Krehbiel. He attended elementary and high school in Pretty Prairie, KS and graduated from the University of Kansas School of Business in 1968. He was a member of the National Association of Tax Preparers and former member of the Kansas Association of School Boards. 

Vern will be best remembered for his dedication to his beloved Jayhawks. March madness was his favorite time of year, and he rarely missed watching a KU basketball game. He also had a passion for barbershop music and would often attend barbershop conventions. His love of sharing corny jokes and making people laugh is something that will never be forgotten.

Vern was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother, Drew Elvin, and stepson, Phillip Wickstrom. He is survived by a daughter, Amanda (Kevin) McCune, Wichita, a sister, Rhea Joan (Gregory) Pease, Topeka, partner, Christi Jo Rush, Independence, MO, four grandchildren, Jakob McCune, Kathryn McCune, Chesnie McCune and Adrian McCune, all of Wichita, a nephew, Benjamin Pease, Lawrence, and a niece, Kirsten (Edward) Prekopy, Topeka.


A celebration of life will be held on Friday, October 30th at 2:00 p.m., at Molamphy Park, 7530 W 110th St, Overland Park, KS. Burial will be at Lone Star Cemetery, Pretty Prairie, KS, on Saturday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m.


  1. Rhonda Carlson on October 30, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Vern will be missed at our office. I appreciated his sense of humor and cheerfulness. He always verbalized his appreciation for his coworkers, and he gave his best effort in his work. Prayers for the family.

  2. Cathy Campbell on October 19, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Vern was so sweet and kind. I often “stole” his coffee creamer and he was always super nice about sharing with me. I knew when I saw him coming my way he would have a funny joke to share. He had a great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed!

  3. Ann Bolen on October 19, 2020 at 9:23 am

    I’m going to miss my partner in meme “crime”, as well as the very kind man that made me feel welcome. Rest in peace Vern…

  4. Stephanie Berland on October 17, 2020 at 6:50 am

    Even though I was a Kansas State Wildcat, Vern did not hold that against me. I was honored to know Vern through work these past couple of years with his smile and humor no matter what the day brought!

    May you Rest In Peace Vern——this is for you!
    Rock Chalk, Jayhawks!

  5. Patti L Brace on October 16, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Thinking of you, and saying a little prayer for you and your family.

  6. Bill Smith on October 15, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Rhea Joan and Family sorry for your loss, Vernon used to take me to and from KU while I was going to the school of engineering from the fall of 1967 , 68, 69 . In high school as a freshman I ran my first half mile at a varsity meet Winfield because he was not able too and coach asked me to take his place.

    Bill Smith
    Son of the Drycleaner

  7. Cindy Vogt on October 14, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Amanda sorry for your loss.

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