OBITUARY

Robert "Tubey" Klein

May 3, 1948June 22, 2020
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The most wonderful, loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend left us on the morning of June 22, 2020. Tubey left us all with a hole in our hearts that will never be filled.

Robert Kent Klein born May 3, 1948 was one of a kind. He grew up in Waverly, MO, attended and graduated from Sante Fe in 1966. He was an athlete beyond compare. Tubey attended the University of Missouri and graduated in 1971. After a year of graduate school, he went to UMKC Dental School, where he became a dentist, graduating in 1975.

Tubey married Marcy Dean Ward on May 17, 1975, the same year as his graduation. They loved each other for over 45 years. They moved to Carrollton, MO in 1975. He practiced dentistry there for over 20 years, loving all of his patients who were also his friends. Tubey then moved to his son Robert Kipp Klein's dental practice in Liberty, MO. Working in a practice and office with Kipp was a dream come true for him. The office was built by his other son Tyler Ward Klein.

Tubey’s boys were the loves of his life. Kipp married Kelly Marie Harris and Tyler married Lindsey Ann Saragusa, both from Liberty, MO. Kipp and Kelly gave him Lilly, Ella, Lucy and Nora. Tyler and Lindsey gave him Grace and Annie. He felt blessed and loved by his granddaughters who were the meaning of his life. They were his everything. Actually, his whole family was his life.

Tubey was preceded in death by his father Captain Robert F. Klein and Betty Lou from Waverly, MO and his father-in-law Donald C. Ward. His sister Robin Kaye Heiman and his brother Kim (Janet) Klein always remained close. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Nadine L. Ward, his brother-in-law Mark (Belinda) Ward and his sister-in-law Jill (Dan) Hinrichs. They had nephews and nieces; Kale Heiman, Jessica Calcara and Zach, Thomas & Patrick Klein, Craig and Jared Ward, Micaela Finlayson, Nick and Spencer Hinrichs as well as many great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Marcy and Tubey were married for 45 years, a love story they both cherished. Being together was their happy place along with their boys and granddaughters. Life was good.

Tubey was a private but very loving and giving man. He also loved his many assistants and all that worked with him. He would always take the time to talk and listen to them and his patients.

We will miss this courageous, self-less man with all our hearts. Life has changed forever, but because of how much he loved us all, we will carry on. Tubey, we love you forever.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607.

Services will be held on Monday, June 29 at 11:00am at the Ararat Shrine Temple, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129. There will be a reception immediately following the service at the Temple. Committal services will be held at 3:00pm the same day at Mount Moriah Cemetery, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131.

  • FAMILY

  • Captain Robert F. Klein, Father (deceased)
  • Betty Lou Klein, Mother (deceased)
  • Donald C. Ward, Father-in-law (deceased)
  • Robin Kaye Heiman, Sister
  • Kim (Janet) Klein, Brother
  • Marcy Dean Ward Klein, Wife
  • Robert Kipp Klein (Kelly Marie Harris), Son
  • Tyler Ward Klein (Lindsey Ann Saragusa), Son
  • Lilly, Ella, Lucy, Nora, Grace, and Annie, Granddaughters
  • Nadine L. Ward, Mother-in-law
  • Mark (Belinda) Ward, Brother-in-law
  • Jill (Dan) Hinrichs, Sister-in-law
  • Kale Heiman, Jessica Calcara, Zach, Thomas & Patrick Klein, Craig & Jared Ward, Micaela Finlayson, & Nick & Spencer Hinrichs, Nieces and Nephews

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020

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David Wells

July 3, 2020

Tubey was a classmate of mine at the UMKC School of Dentistry, Class of 1975. I recall his infectious smile, friendly demeanor and being the kind of person who brought happiness to all those around him. He was the same person at each of our subsequent reunions--genuine, caring and uplifting.
My condolences to Marcy and the extended family.
David Wells

Deb Bersano

June 29, 2020

Marcy and family
So very sorry to learn of your loss. Thoughts and prayers with all of you.
Deb Bersano

Don Magee

June 29, 2020

Tubey always was and will be remembered as a man of good heart and compassion for his family, friends, and other people he met during his life's journey. Prayers to the Klein family.

Valerie Gramlich

June 29, 2020

Dear Marcy and all family,
I am so saddened and my heart hurts for all of you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Karen Randolph Rogers

June 28, 2020

To the entire Klein Family:

I am so deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. I grew up in Carrollton and Tubey was my orthodontist. He was so kind and gentle. It was only recently that I realized my own kids went to Lewis and Clark with his granddaughters and that I knew his sister-in-law, Kelli, from numerous school events. My heart goes out to you all and I will be thinking of and praying for you in the days and months ahead.

Steve & Maralee Grider

June 28, 2020

Tubey was a great father and husband. We were so sorry to hear of him passing. Hugs and prayers to his family. He will be so missed. Our condolences.

Marietta Miller

June 27, 2020

Dear Marcy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. We are family and I wish we were blessed with a relationship, but with time and age that never happened, but my folks loved your Dad. Sincerest sympathy. Marietta Ward Miller

Patty Scott

June 27, 2020

Marcy, I’m so very sorry. I’ll be praying for your heart to feel God holding you close. I understand the sadness and feeling at the loss of your wonderful soulmate and friend.

Anthony Bigby

June 26, 2020

Tobey was my baseball coach In Carrollton he always treated me with respect I send.my condolences to his family and may he now be blessed with his heavenly crown Amen

Connie Hasty

June 26, 2020

Praying for your family. He will be missed.

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