Rick Eisenbarth

Rick Eisenbarth, 65, of Lenexa, KS passed away on November 6th, 2019. He was born in Onaga, KS on December 17th, 1953 to Walter and Velma Eisenbarth. Rick earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Emporia State majoring in Physical Education. He went on to teach in the DeSoto School District as a PE Teacher for thirty years. He met his soulmate, Angie, at Monticello Trails Middle School in 1995. They were joined in marriage in 1998.

During his free time, Rick loved to spend time on the golf course and watch all sports. He loved to cook and would often surprise Angie with his new recipes.  Each summer, Rick looked forward to his annual BP camping trips with all of his best friends. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James Frederick Eisenbarth. He is survived by his wife, Angie; sister, Linda Eisenbarth; nieces, Megan and Jamie Eisenbarth; nephew, Alex Eisenbarth; his beloved pets, Kirby and Boo and many other family and friends.


A visitation will be held at Amos Family Funeral Home, 10901 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203 on Saturday, November 9th from 2-4 PM.

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18 Comments on “Rick Eisenbarth”

  1. Heather Bray Says:

    Angie, Sorry to year of Mr E’s passing. He was a cool dude and loved by many. May your memories help you find peace.
    In our thoughts and prayers.
    The Gebhardt-Bray Family.

  2. Kristy Acree Says:

    Angie, Our family sends our love and sorrow. Rick holds a special place as one of those teachers that left a great impression on so many families, including ours. He really cared. You are in our prayers. Peace and love to you and your family.
    Kristy and Tom Acree

  3. Angela Kistner Says:

    Mrs. E,

    So incredibly sorry for your loss, Angie. It was so evident he loved the kids at MTMS and they certainly loved him!

    Many prayers,

    Angela, Tim, Clayton and Celia Kistner

  4. Fred Marten Says:

    I was shocked to hear of Rick’s passing. He was my good friend for over 50 years. To Angie, Linda and the rest of his family and friends, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Katherine Phillips Says:

    I was a student of Mr. Eisenbarth at Woodsonia Elementary in 1987-1989. He was so much fun and supportive. I remember he would make sure the boys didn’t get to our of hand. He never had to raise his voice because I remember him being well respected. I think this was because he wasn’t condescending. He talked to us like we were intelligent and with a positive outlook. I remember looking forward to gym class and I always remembered my tennis shoes! Mr. E will not be forgotten!!!

  6. Debby Likes Says:

    My heart is breaking for you, Angie, and all who knew and loved Rick. I met Rick in 1990 when I went to work at Woodsonia and was lucky to continue working with him at MTMS. We shared way too many crazy recess and lunch duties together but his humor was always there to get us through! My 3 kids, Ryan, Stacey, & Kristen were all his students and “Mr. E stories “ were a big part of our lives. My favorite memory was watching the love story unfold between Rick and you. I’ve never seen anyone more in love than him and it was delightful to witness. Please know that my love and prayers are with you as you face this journey ahead.

    Debby Likes

  7. Jeffrey Tarvin Says:

    Was so sorry to hear of the loss of a very good friend who we have know for 50+ years. We had a lot of good times together that I will never forget. Rest in peace Rick until we meet again. Jeff and Connie Tarvin

  8. Joann Dunham Says:

    Angie, I am so very sorry for your loss! Rick was was a great guy and a beloved teacher. I was privileged to know him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

    God bless you,
    Joann Dunham

  9. Jesse Mika Says:

    Mr. E my PE teacher from kindergarten to 8th grade at Mtms. He would call me Jesse James. Loved when he would set up dodgeball aka back board. He was always fun. Sorry for your loss.

  10. Susan Summerlin Says:

    Our family is deeply saddened to hear of Rick’s passing. Caitlin and Jake were two of Mr E’s biggest fans. He was always so gracious when we Mom’s needed a good sport for a skit. He was such a special teacher and a gift to us all. Angie, our prayers are with you.

  11. Mary Walsh Schorn Says:

    Many fond memories of Rick and his family while growing up in Onaga. Rick and his brother were taken too young. My thoughts and prayers for the family and God bless,
    Mary Jayne

  12. Blake LeCluyse Says:

    My condolences to Mr. Es family. I had the privilege
    Of being a student in elementary school PE and apart of his high school basketball teams from 1991-1995. He was a great teacher, mentor, and even better man.

  13. Cathy Hess Says:

    I have two boys who are 34 and 29. Both of them sent me the postings about “Mr. E” and were so very sorry to hear. I think that is a testimonial to a great educator who made middle school boys (even the ones who weren’t great athletes) feel important. It takes a village and Rick and Angie helped raise our kids. George and I send our heartfelt condolences.

  14. Jessie Roach Says:


    It’s been 10 years since I was your student at MTMS, and still I remember what a profund effect both you and Rick had on all your students. His planned dodgeball days were always so fun in gym class when us girls got to face the boys. He was so encouraging. I saw him recently while I was working retail as a second job and he still remembered me and my brothers. We had a lovely chat the couple of times I saw him during my shifts and he’d always say “stay out of trouble, young lady” even after all these years. All of his former students and yours are with you during this time. We love you.

    – Jess

  15. WILLDOG Says:

    “Big Rick” played second base on our Olathe double-header league softball team for many years. He was a good player, but a better person just to have with us. We enjoyed his company so much. Ricky could also sing bluegrass harmony, and he loved singing with the old gang of fellers that used to meet at Perry Lake. You would always find Ricky around the meat smoker when the music stopped. We just loved having him around and with us. What a good, honest, sincere, funny, lovable guy. We will miss him very much. Condolences to The Family.

  16. Cindy Says:

    Angie and Linda,
    so sorry to hear about Rick. His life has not ended it has changed. He was a great friend and classmate of Rays and they had some fun times growing up in Onaga. Great memories from all the sports too.
    This is not a good bye just a see you soon.
    Cindy and Ray Tarvin

  17. Curt Vignery Says:

    My heart and prayers go out to the family. I had the honor of calling him coach Eisenbarth back in 1994-1995. Thankful for the impact and mark he made in my life. He was a great coach and even better man. He was always encouraging while giving such solid heart felt correction. Thoughts and prayers for the family as well to all who his life touched.

  18. Susan Payne Says:

    So very sorry to see this… Mr. E was such a wonderful part of Woodsonia! I came across some super ape cards…. from the rope climb years ago! He was such a kind teacher and role model. So very lucky to have reconnected with him on Facebook.

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