OBITUARY

John "Robert" Chesney

January 23, 1936May 7, 2019
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John Robert Chesney, 83, of Olathe, Kansas passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Olathe Medical Center. He will forever be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, grandpa, Pa-Pa and friend to everyone he met.

“Robert” as he was known by his family and friends was born on January 23, 1936 in Olathe, Kansas to Emanuel William and Alma Loretta (Patton) Chesney. He attended Olathe High School. He served his country honorable in the U.S. Army, then through time he transferred to the U.S. Navy. Robert was employed with Delco Battery for many years. He became self-employed painting houses and worked as a Bus Aide for First Student for seven years before retiring.

Robert enjoyed fishing, and was an avid sports fan supporting his favorite teams, KU Basketball, Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs. He enjoyed spending time with his immediate loving family. Nothing gave him more pleasure in life than spending time with his grandchildren. Robert was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and an active member of the America Legion Post 153. He will be sadly missed.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Emanuel and Alma Chesney. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Sharon Chesney of the home, two stepdaughters, Deana Ann Brim (Michael) of Osawatomie, Kansas and Kimberly Michelle Staley and her husband Jeff of Olathe, Kansas. Left behind to cherish his memory are his five grandchildren, Dacia Ybarra and her husband Josh, Tera Standing Cloud, Jacob Staley, Amanda Staley, Joshua Staley and one great granddaughter, Honor Gilpin.

“Celebration Of Life” 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Thursday evening, May 16th at the McGilley & Frye Funeral Home 105 East Loula Street Olathe, Kansas. Military Honors for his dedicated services will conclude the service Thursday evening. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: The Olathe Cancer Center 15123 South OMC Parkway Olathe, Kansas 66061.

Condolences may be offered at: www.McGilley-Frye.com

  • FAMILY

  • Emanuel William Chesney, Father (deceased)
  • Alma Loretta (Patton) Chesney, Mother (deceased)
  • Sharon Kay (Brooks) Chesney, Spouse
  • Deana Ann Brim, Daughter
  • Kimberly Michelle Staley, Daughter
  • Jeff Staley, Son-in-law
  • Dacia (Josh) Ybarra, Granddaughter
  • Terra Standing Cloud, Granddaughter
  • Jacob Staley, Grandson
  • Amanda Staley, Granddaughter
  • Joshua Staley, Grandson
  • Honor Gilpin, Great Granddaughter

Services

  • "Celebration Of Life" Thursday, May 16, 2019

Memories

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John Johnson

May 16, 2019

Robert, I have known you for almost 2 years and in that time I've learned a lot about you. That you loved your wife, family, our country, served in the military, a great patriot, treasured fond memories of your Dad loving the Lord and yourself as well. You will be missed! To the family our sincere condolences and prayers are with you all.

John and Debra Johnson

Robert Stowe

May 11, 2019

Bob, I met you in 2012 at First Student Transportation Services Olathe. Immediately, we “clicked”, and became instant friends. We shared a love of classic cars and sports. We also enjoyed a good breakfast at Old 56 Restaurant. There are so many good memories I have of us together, I won’t write them all here. You will be sorely missed.
I know God put us together and I will look forward to seeing you again.
Your Friend,
Bob Stowe

Joshua Ybarra

May 9, 2019

I'll always consider you my Grandfather.. You taught me alot over the years I've truly been blessed to been apart of your presence an life. You will forever be in my heart as many others. May you rest in the heavenly skies grandpa. I'll see you soon my friend. I love you grandpa.

Shelly Brumbaugh

May 9, 2019

I work at old 56 Family Restaurant. We always enjoyed Mr. Chesney coming in and giving us a good laugh. He was always so funny. Made our day. You will be missed.

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Grandpa and Jacob

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Just a farm Boy at heart

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Grandpa and Jacob

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Date Night
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Biography

John Robert Chesney, 83, of Olathe, Kansas passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Olathe Medical Center. He will forever be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, grandpa, Pa-Pa and friend to everyone he met.

“Robert” as he was known by his family and friends was born on January 23, 1936 in Olathe, Kansas to Emanuel William and Alma Loretta (Patton) Chesney. He attended Olathe High School. He served his country honorable in the U.S. Army, then through time he transferred to the U.S. Navy. Robert was employed with Delco Battery for many years. He became self-employed painting houses and worked as a Bus Aide for First Student for seven years before retiring.

Robert enjoyed fishing, and was an avid sports fan supporting his favorite teams, KU Basketball, Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs. He enjoyed spending time with his immediate loving family. Nothing gave him more pleasure in life than spending time with his grandchildren. Robert was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and an active member of the America Legion Post 153. He will be sadly missed.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Emanuel and Alma Chesney. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Sharon Chesney of the home, two stepdaughters, Deana Ann Brim (Michael) of Osawatomie, Kansas and Kimberly Michelle Staley and her husband Jeff of Olathe, Kansas. Left behind to cherish his memory are his five grandchildren, Dacia Ybarra and her husband Josh, Tera Standing Cloud, Jacob Staley, Amanda Staley, Joshua Staley and one great granddaughter, Honor Gilpin.

“Celebration Of Life” 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Thursday evening, May 16th at the McGilley & Frye Funeral Home 105 East Loula Street Olathe, Kansas. Military Honors for his dedicated services will conclude the service Thursday evening.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: The Olathe Cancer Center 15123 South OMC Parkway Olathe, Kansas 66061.

Condolences may be offered at: www.McGilley-Frye.com