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John C Balthrop

March 28, 2020

John C. Balthrop 84, died Saturday March 28, 2020 at Newton Medical Center.


He was a retired farmer and insurance agent.


He was born July 27, 1935 in Louisville, Kentucky to Carmack and Cecilia (Werline) Balthrop. On January 5, 1968 he married Lois Jackson in Newton, Kansas and she survives of the home.


John is also survived by two sons Ted (Kerry) Balthrop and Jeff (Shannon) Balthrop; one daughter Lynn (Burke) Egner; one brother Virgil (Carole Blair) Balthrop; and 4 grandchildren.


He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister Virginia Mink


A memorial service will be announced at a later date.


Memorial donations in John’s name may be made to the City of Peabody Park Project c/o Vintage Bank Kansas 201 North Walnut Peabody, KS 66866


Petersen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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21 thoughts on “John C Balthrop

  1. Lois and family, sorry for your loss. Good memories during our 4H days with the kids.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these trying times.
    Love you, Alan and Judy

  2. Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this tough time. Lynn has shared many stories with me about her father and his farming days, raising hogs and growing up on the farm. know he will be greatly missed. Keep the memories in your heart. Love to all.

  3. Balthrop family, My condolences on John’s passing. He was such a kind man who always had a smile! I pray for peace for all of you at this difficult time. You are blessed with many memories to comfort you!

  4. So very sorry to hear of the loss of John. Many thoughts and prayers to your family. ❤??

  5. My prayers are with you and your family. My condolences
    Donna Hilgeman, Cincinnati Foodservice

  6. So sorry Lois and Family! John was a true friend and such a nice man. Thankful for all our good times together with you. Will always be such great memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Connie

  7. Lois, and family – a hug for you! The memories about the way John lived his life and made your family a strong one will be shared by many – just precious. It’s so tough to lose him. Prayers for you all.

  8. Lois, May God’s love be poured on you and your family as you experience this separation – for a time. Our best hope is being together in eternity. I am sending my thoughts and condolences for now but will plan to see you later. Feeling your loss, Robetta

  9. Deepest condolences.
    Truly he is home at his true place of citizenship, in heaven.
    Trisha Eshelman.
    “very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life”.
    john 5:24

  10. So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. I only met him a couple of times, but I remember that he was very endearing, super nice to talk to, and a smile on his face! Lynn, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, your mom, and family! Hang in there and God Bless!!

  11. We are so sorry for your loss. Sending lots of thoughts and prayers your way through this difficult time.

  12. John was a wonderful man. I always enjoyed seeing him.He was so proud of his family and loved Lois so much He will be missed.

  13. Many good thoughts about John, from competing with 4-H swine projects to enjoyable visits at K-State livestock judging team reunions. He will be missed by many

  14. Balthrop Family, sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

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