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McGilley State Line Chapel

12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO

OBITUARY

Robert J. Godbout

September 5, 1932January 29, 2020
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Robert (Bob) Jerome Godbout passed away January 29, 2020. Visitation will be from 10-11AM Monday, February 3, 2020 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Leawood, Kansas. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11AM. Burial will be in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

Bob was raised on farms in the Seneca, Baileyville, Centralia, and Holton, Kansas, area. Bob attended Holton High School, graduating in 1950. After graduation, he worked for the Holton A&P Grocery Store on the Holton town square. In 1952, he joined the United States Navy and proudly served his country in the Pacific during the Korean War. Upon discharge in 1956, Bob moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where he graduated from Rockhurst College. He worked for Bendix / Allied Signal (later becoming Honeywell) and retired in 1994 after 37 years of service. After retirement, Bob worked for a number of years for Ralph and Tom Boehm Farms in the Spring Hill / Olathe, Kansas, area. Bob loved farming as well as trout fishing at Roaring River State Park in southwest Missouri. He was a devout and loving father, his children always came first, and he cherished his relationship with them.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; his brother, Charles (Chuck); and sister Delores (Dee). He is survived by his daughter Sue Gustafson, son David (Sherri), son Gary (Margaret), six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 3, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 3, 2020
  • Committal Service Monday, February 3, 2020

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Russ Klement

January 31, 2020

Bob was my manager in the early 1990's while I worked briefly in the Human Resources division at AlliedSignal until he retired. I remember him as a polite, honest person who supported me in my nuclear weapons career which ended a year ago at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. I will remember him telling me how important it was to take time to share memories with family while they are young and at home.

Cory Schuckman

January 31, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting and becoming close friends with Bob when I started working for Boehm farms in the spring of 2006 when I was 17. I continued to work alongside Bob for six years and him and I made alot of great memories together on the farm. Being a teenager and about to be fresh out of high school Bob was always the first person who I would turn to when I needed advice about life or a person to confide in when I needed someone to talk to about anything. His kind heart, positive attitude and his positive outlook on life always made it a joy to come to work everyday knowing I would get to see my buddy! Every day he would always ask me "are you married yet"??! And I would just laugh and say no.. haha I always loved listening to his stories of his childhood and of his service in the navy and we would share alot! of stories together and he said every time he would visit family he would always say he had plenty of "Cory stories" to tell Gary and the rest of the family about when he got there. I feel blessed to have been a part of Bob's life and the memories that I have with him I will never forget. Bob was a great man, an excellent role model and a true friend that anyone ever wishes they could have and my heart goes out to his family at a time like this. rest in peace my friend, until we meet again someday
your friend,
Cory

michael brown

January 30, 2020

I don't have a summer childhood memory that does not include Mr. Godbout. The families shared countless summers together and I always remember his warm smile, encouraging words and how he loved to fish!! He was one of those adult figures that made a young kid feel welcome and created an environment for fun and folly. One of the kindest men I have known. I look forward to seeing him again with our Heavenly Father. Until then, he will be missed.

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