Robert E. “Bob” Merritt

Funeral services for Robert E. “Bob” Merritt, 66, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Merritt died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 31, 1944, in Victoria, Texas, the son of Eugene Morriss and Margie E. Eye Merritt. He attended Lawrence public schools and graduated from Lawrence High School.

Mr. Merritt worked at Lawrence Lumber, Rhodes Roofing, and retired from the Lawrence public school system. His hobbies were gardening, woodworking, fishing and spending time with his family. He was a member of the North Lawrence Christian Church, where he served as a deacon and devoted time to the church. He and his wife took a yearly trip to Branson and the Ozarks.

He married Barbara J. Colburn on June 23, 1977, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Dallas E., Perry; four daughters, Dayle J. Hodges, Raytown, Mo., Julia A. Ingrassia and Debbie Brown, both of Lawrence, and Deanna Cassella, Tonganoxie; a brother, Phil, Baldwin City; three sisters, Pat Vena, Frontenac, Jane Spillman, McLouth, and Cindy Long, Eskridge; a foster son, Richard Kramer, Ottawa; grandchildren Erin Parmelee, Shannon Hodges, Kyle and Marina Hackl, Darien, Gage, and Max Kramer; great-granddaughter Geneva Hodges; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Anna Shouse, sister Sandy Holladay and his parents.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will meet friends from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to North Lawrence Christian Church, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Tony and Melissa Parker...


We were saddened to hear of your brothers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We pray the God of all comfort will comfort you and the rest of your brothers family and friends during this time.

Tony and Melissa

From Kathy and Dennis Cooper...

we are truly sorry for your families loss. Pat, Dennis and I wish we could be there for you at this extremely sad time. Know, however, that we will be there in thoughts. I know how much you loved your brother and what a terrible loss this is for you. Keep well and have a safe journey home. Love you kiddo, Kathy and Dennis

From Deanna Hutsen...

Cindy, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time.

From Richard Kramer...

Just wanted to thank the entire Merritt family for making a young kid nearly 20 years ago feel so welcomed and loved. I can’t imagine how life is going to be without Bob there to fatten me up, make me laugh, and brighten a day. He was the last of the finest. I am so proud and honored to have been given the chance to know him. We love you dearly Bob and will be there for Barb in any way that we can.

From janie climer...

I’m so sorry for your loss. He was such a wonderful, loving, caring person. he is with the good lord now. He must of needed another angel. uncle bob will truly be missed! Love janie climer

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