Robert “Bob” Errol Page, 87, of Gardner, Kan, passed away Oct. 29, 2015 at Lakeview Village, Lenexa, Kan.
Bob was born Sept. 30, 1928 in Holt, Mo to John Ross and Joyce Carolyn (Bowling) Page. He grew up in Gardner where he graduated from Gardner High School in 1947. Bob served in the US Army for two years in Korea and Japan. He married Julia “Julie” Ann Adams on January 16, 1955 in Horton, Kan.. Bob was owner/operator of Page Oil Co. and later a truck driver for various entities. He was a 75 year member of First Presbyterian Church, a member of the Gardner American Legion, VFW and Lions Club. He served on the Gardner Planning Commission and Gardner City Council. Bob was a volunteer fireman for 26 years where he reached the rank of Asst. Chief. He spent 15 years helping coach both boys and girls Little League teams. Bob was recognized by Gov. Bill Graves for 40 years of community service and was honored as Gardner Citizen of the Year in 1992. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sports and other school activities. The family would like to offer special thanks to Crossroads Hospice, Lakeview Village Care Center and two of his many doctors, Dr. Stephen Smalley and Dr. John Sherard.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Timothy Garrety. Bob is survived by his wife; children, Lynne Garrety, Oxnard, CA, Rob and wife Tammy Page, Overland Park, KS, and Stephanie and husband Sam Goucher, Lenexa, KS; six grandchildren, Paula Steele, Dr. Haley Goucher, Jeremy Page, Melissa Goucher, Griffin Page, Cooper Page and great-grandson Gavin Garrety
PageFuneral Service 10:00 am Sat., Nov. 7, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church, 138 E. Shawnee, Gardner, Kan. Burial follows at Gardner Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 to 8:00 pm Fri., Nov. 6, 2015 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan. (913) 856-7111. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, Gardner VFW Post #11234 or a charity of your choice.
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