OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" John Smith

13 February, 193316 March, 2020
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Robert "Bob" John Smith, age 87, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Monday March 16, 2020. Bob was born February 13, 1933 in Halstead, Kansas. Bob enjoyed fishing, farming, square dancing, golf, and crochet. Bob was a painter, and later a buyer, at Boeing for over 40 years. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Mildred Smith; wife of 32 years, Hattie Toews Smith; sister, Aletha Gay Dugan; brother-in-law, Melvin Dugan; and sister-in-law, Norma Kaufman Smith.

Bob is survived by his wife of 16 years, Janet Clark; daughter, Jane (J.R.) Taylor; brothers, Max Smith and Fred (Glenda) Smith; grandchildren, Josh (Stacy) Ikehorn; Tiffany (Ty) Tacner, and Josh Taylor and Jodi Tosh; and 8 great grandchildren.

Celebration of Life Service will be held 1pm Monday, September 21, 2020 at Pathway Church Westlink, 2001 N. Maize Rd. Wichita, KS 67212. Social distancing will be observed and masks will be required.

The family has requested these services to be livestreamed from Resthaven Mortuary & Resthaven Gardens of Memory Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ResthavenMortuary/

  • FAMILY

  • Janet Clark, Wife
  • Jane (J.R.) Taylor, Daughter
  • Max Smith, Brother
  • Fred (Glenda) Smith, Brother
  • Josh (Stacy) Ikehorn, Grandchild
  • Tiffany (Ty) Tacner, Grandchild
  • Josh Taylor, Grandchild
  • Jodi Tosh, Grandchild
  • Calvin Smith, Father (deceased)
  • Mildred Smith, Mother (deceased)
  • Hattie Toews Smith, First Wife (deceased)
  • Aletha Gay Dugan, Sister (deceased)
  • Melvin Dugan, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Norma Kaufman Smith, Sister-in-law (deceased)

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Josh Ikehorn, Casket Bearer
  • J.R. Taylor, Casket Bearer
  • Ty Tacner, Casket Bearer
  • Hayden Ikehorn, Casket Bearer
  • Jaylen Ikehorn, Casket Bearer
  • Josh Taylor, Casket Bearer

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Robert "Bob" John Smith

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Sharon Perry

September 21, 2020

Bob was such a special guy! He was always a kind & caring friend.
Janet, I know this is a hard time for you....but know your many friends are here for you. This world situation has made it difficult to share our concern.
I will not be at the service this afternoon but I will be in touch w/you soon! God Bless & give you strength & courage in the days ahead. Love You! Sharon Perry

Jim Smith

September 20, 2020

I will always remember Bob and my wife Brenda crocheting at the family reunion held at the Dugan farm. Bob was really a remarkable guy and I always enjoyed visiting with him.

Larry Adams

July 20, 2020

Bob was one of my childhood heroes. He helped me to understand knots, hitches, and lashings. Bob was so patient and his lessons live on in thousands of young men and adults through the teaching of his "boys", the Scouts of Troop 615.
Thank you Bob.

Audrey Unruh

March 18, 2020

I still have the red potholders Bob crocheted and shared with many friends, I,m sure. He and Janet were so good to help Rex and I with learning new round dance steps. We were slow learners but that never deterred them. We miss him.

Harry Simpson

March 18, 2020

Rest Robert, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Terry Gattis

March 18, 2020

One of my favorite memories of Bob is being in a hot room for a square dance and seeing Bob drag in his industrial strength fan. Thanks Bob! Your friendship and kindness in many things made life better for the rest of us.

Pat Jackson

March 17, 2020

Bob, you always brought a smile to my face!! So many memories of square dances with you and Janet!! You will be missed by many, many friends!! Ron & I treasured your friendship. God be with Janet and your family during a difficult time.

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